CONTACTS 20 Years of Pixelache

CONTACTS 20 Years of Pixelache




11:23 – 11:23



With: Pixelache Helsinki

December 3rd 2022 10:00 — 17:30

Kiasma theatre

Mannerheiminaukio 2, Helsinki, FI

Free entrance

CONTACTS is a transnational symposium that weaves sociocultural issues that are facing our contemporary times. The symposium opens a public sphere for critical dialogue on communal survival and cohabitation, and will unfold a series of presentations, film screenings & an open-mic closing session.

Contacts are fundamental life forms such as gathering, confronting, and sharing. Transversal solidarity, interdependence and mutual support are potential tactics to reveal and confront silenced structural oppressions such as racism, classism, nationalism, authoritarianism, and patriarchy. 

Pixelache organizes this symposium as a way to celebrate and reflect on 20 years of existence as a cultural association. Over this period of time Pixelache has been emerging from digital subcultures to engaging participatory platforms, from DIY to Doing-It-Together, activating and creating through its increasingly postnational community and network of artists, designers, cultural producers, thinkers, and activists. 


Juha Huuskonen,
Z. Blace, Minna Henriksson,
Giovanna Esposito Yussif,
Alice Mutoni (Ubuntu Film Club),
Paula Pin,
Marc Dusseiller,
Eeva Berglund,
Kisito Assangni,
further participants to be announced.

10:00  Doors open
10:20  Welcoming Words 
10:25  Introduction/moderation by Andrew Gryf Paterson
10:30  A Rather Nostalgic Slideshow: Some reflections on the intermingling of what and how in the early electronic art scene – talk,  Juha Huuskonen
11:00  noGLAMore – talk,  Z. Blace 
11:35  Introduction/moderation by Soko Hwang
11:40  Dangerous and Endangered Archives – performative talk,  Minna Henriksson

12:15 – 13:00  Lunch Break

13:10  On Non-Dominant Praxes and Epistemologies in Resistance – talk,  Giovanna Esposito Yussif
13:40  TBA
14:10  Introduction/moderation by Irina Mutt
14:15  Ubuntu Film club’s Alice Mutoni presents ‘The Night Thief’, 
           ‘We don’t celebrate Christmas’ Written and directed by Khadar Ayderus Ahmed – screening
14:50  TBA – performative talk,  Paula Pin
15:20  TBA

15:40  Break time

15:55  Introduction/moderation by Andrew Gryf Paterson 
16:00  Oh GOSH! Reflecting on Hackteria’s Collaborative Practices in a Global Do-It-With-Others Context – talk,  Marc Dusseiller
16:30  Activist art and changing academic responsibilities – talk,  Eeva Berglund
17:00  Open-mic for Pixelache members & audience
17:30  End of symposium

In Kiasma Teatteri foyer area : 

10:00-18:00  Another Story – video presentation & essay text,  Kisito Assangni


Curators:  Soko Hwang, Irina Mutt, Andrew Gryf Paterson
Producer:  Arlene Tucker
Communication Manager:  Mathilde Palenius
Graphic design:  Soko Hwang
Financial Administrator:  Raisa Veikkola

Sat 03 Dec 2022 Closed today



Mannerheiminaukio 2
00100 Helsinki