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Report from Piksel [X]

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Inntrykksrapport fra Piksel [X] festivalen Bergen 22. – 25. November 2012  Piksel er 10 år gammel! Festivalen har undertittelen Kernel Panic! og er en festival for de spesielt interesserte der elektronikk, eksperimentering og forherligelse av feil står sentralt. De er statsstøtta underdogs som står sammen og stemningen er sjeldent inkluderende og utforskende. Artistene, arrangørene, publikum og festivalens innhold satte i gang mange tanker hos meg. Programmet løper parallelt på flere steder i Bergen by: Workshops på dagen i BEKs lokaler og på Tapetmessen mens det ble holdt foredrag og presentasjoner på Lydgalleriet.

Video report from San Francisco

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A video report by Greg Pope to PNEK after a short trip to San Francisco where he went to perform with John Hegre at the Crossroads Film Festival in May 2012. Greg’s 15 min video report at Vimeo includes: * Small excerpts of performances by Gerritt Wittmer, Michael Gendreau, Sudden Infant and Kerry Laitala – these from The Lab event (May 17th) and Crossroads Festival (May 19th). * Two interviews with 16mm film archivists Steve Parr (Oddball Film) and Craig Baldwin (Other Cinema). Enjoy!

Raflost festival, Iceland

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Raflost festival 2012 report by Haraldur Karlsson. With travel support from PNEK, Atelier Nord collaborated with the electronic art festival RAFLOST in Reykjavik 19. – 27. May 2012. The RAFLOST electronic art festival is dedicated to global professional artists and students of all art forms, music, visual art, dance etc., that are using electricity or electronic equipment at any stage in their artistic creation. The main aim of RAFLOST is to introduce the past, present and future of electronic arts

Travel reports from Screen / Barcelona

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SCREEN FROM BARCELONA is a platform dedicated to moving image in contemporary art. Through partnerships with leading international agents, generates projects that materialize in different formats and locations, such as SCREEN Festival and LOOP. PNEK sent two agents from Norway in May/June. Farhad Kalantary from Atopia, Oslo, has written a brief report in English, while Daniela Arriado, freelance curator from Stavanger/Berlin, has written a more elaborate report in Norwegian.

Nordic Game Jam

Marieke Verbiesen wrote a report from her presentation at the Nordic Game Jam download it here Nordic Game Jam is an annual game jam that takes place in Copenhagen, created in 2006 by the Danish chapter of the International Game Developers Association in collaboration with the IT University of Copenhagen. It is the biggest videogame-related event in Denmark and one of the largest game jams in the world, with 350 participants as of 2012. Participants are given a theme or

Ida Lykken Ghosh new coordinator

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Among 48 highly qualified applicants for the position as coordinator for the Norwegian Video Art Archive, we are happy to announce that we have just employed Ida Lykken Ghosh. The archive is a three year pilot project initiated by The Arts Council Norway, and PNEK will be leading the work in the years 2012-2014. Ida is educated as a photographer from London College of Communication. She has worked as producer, artistic consultant and administrator at several institutions and galleries in