Helsinki

Pixelache Festival 2021 Open Call

Pixelache Festival 2021 Open Call

Pixelache Helsinki

Jan

31

Sun

00:00 – 23:00

11–15°C

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*Pixelache Festival 2021 #Burn____ Audio*

We are inviting persons to submit only audio-based contributions for the planned festival RADIO-stream, due to consideration of context and festival venue; plus the potentiality that the venue may have access restrictions due to Coronavirus.

If spoken word or language is part of the work, and is not English or Finnish, please submit a written version of the text or words used with submitted description.

Maximum 2 submissions per applicant.

Please note: Unfortunately, at this stage of our planning, we cannot guarantee a fee for any selected submission, although hopefully, this can change. We favour submissions with a Creative Commons license but can negotiate. You can nominate works other than your own if the work is already licensed appropriately and consent is given by the original author.

Preferred application language is English or Finnish, but it is ok to apply with other mentioned languages (Svenska, Пo-Русски) as well.

Please submit your applications through: https://festival.pixelache.ac/calls/pixelache-festival-2021-burn-audio#

The Open Call closes on the 31.1.2021, 23:59 EET

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Pixelache Helsinki is a Transdisciplinary Platform for Emerging Art, Design, Research and Activism, organised by the non-profit association Piknik Frequency ry. It consists of an annual festival in Helsinki, as well as participatory art-science and technology productions, public events, educational programmes, residencies and other activities. Our non-profit association has operated since 2002, also named Pikseliähky.

festival.pixelache.ac/about

Between 2021-2022, Pixelache will reach its 20th year anniversary, and Pixelache Helsinki Festival is currently one of the longest-running interdisciplinary cultural festivals in Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea region. It continues to promote emergent inter- and trans-disciplinary practices and thinking between art, design, technology, research and activism.

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#Burn___ is the thematic premise for the next two years of Pixelache’s cultural output as an association, it connects psychological, social and environmental collapse, and how we can survive it, developing resilience.

The programme is designed to give the possibility to different actors to interpret the theme ‘#Burn___’ in multiple ways and continues our experiments in open and collaborative curation methods. We foresee the focus covering a wide spectrum of possibilities, from the personal to the social and extended systemic perspectives, including for example mental health and ecological states and conditions as related subjects.

We hope to address the #Burn____ theme via postmedia, participatory and somatic contemporary practices, mixing art, design, together with public services, social /-democratic activism, and commons-orientated action. We wish to facilitate a sharing- economy that is not exploitative and exhausting, asking about ethics. Rather than reduce, we consider and promote increasingly complex or non-mediated but network-facilitated exchanges, and commissioned artworks or actions.

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It is confirmed that Pixelache Helsinki 2021 Festival will take place at Helsinki City’s new central library Oodi.

This exciting new public learning and leisure centre was voted as the best new library in the world (2019) and is very popular with both locals and international visitors since it opened in December 2018. We hope this festival venue site will encourage you to think about all its spaces, active and passive, ordered and dynamic, as well as the diverse client-base and potential audience. Saturday 12th June is also Helsinki City Day, another very popular event day. Hence this Pixelache Festival will be very public, and we aim to raise to this challenge! More about the library here.

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More questions? Contact: festival at pixelache dot ac

Visuals: Wojtek Mejor

Pixelache Helsinki

Sun 31 Jan 2021 00:00 – 23:00

11–15°C

few clouds

Address:
Kaasutehtaankatu 1/21 Suvilahti (Rakennus/Building 7),
00540 Helsinki