PikselSavers 2012
Oct. 5 – 7 @ Gallery KIT

 PikselSavers 2012 – screensavers that makes a difference! Oct. 5 – 7 @ Galleri KiT




PikselSavers is a screening programme of short movies and software art curated by the Piksel festival in Bergen. PikselSavers was commissioned by and first shown at the biennial for art and technology in Trondheim, Meta. Morf 2010. It was later presented at Pixelache Helsinki in March 2011 and at The Norwegian Telecom Museum during summer 2011.

The programme was selected based on an open call for participation and the 1st edition included 10 contributions from artists working in a wide range of digital media and techniques.

PikselSavers takes the screensaver as a point of departure and inspirational springboard. They are videos and software art based on the screensaver format – short audiovisual (non)narratives made for endless looping. Possible thematic fields include -but are not limited to: sustainable resource allocation, renewable technologies, energy harvesting, fair trade hardware, free content, open access, DIY economy, and shared development.

For the Piksel festival in 2011, two additional works were included in the PikselSavers series and from 2012 it was included as a specific thematic track in the Piksel festival programme.

PikselSavers 2012 edititon will be presented at the Meta.Morf festival in Trondheim October 5-7 at Gallery KiT. For the opening night on Friday October 5th it will be accompanied by the Piksel A/V system.

About Piksel

Piksel is an international event for artists and developers working with Free/Libre and Open Source technologies in artistic practice. Part workshop, part festival, it is organized in Bergen, Norway, and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of FLOSS & art.







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