Archive

Juha Huuskonen
organiser / curator / artist / software designer

Since 2014 I have been the Director of HIAP- Helsinki International Artist Programme

An archive page / work-in-progress…

2006

Pixelache 2006

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2005


PIXELACHE 2005: DOT ORG BOOM · Helsinki, 14-17 April 2005
The main theme for PixelACHE 2005 is The Dot Org Boom. Dot Org Boom is the non-profit version of the Dot Com Boom (RIP). The essential ingredients of this rapidly growing phenomenon are open source community, open content initiatives, media activist networks and myriads of NGOs around the world. PixelACHE Festival brings together a diverse group of artists, engineers, activists, architects and designers to discuss and develop the future of Dot Org Boom. PixelACHE 2005 also features the following program sections: VJ Culture and Audiovisual Performances, Experimental Interaction and Electronics, Interactive & Participatory Cinema, particle/wave hybrid radio workshop.
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VJing in Delhi workshop
· New Delhi, 18-20 March 2005
VJing in Delhi workshop is an introduction to live video performance aka VJing. The VJ scene has developed rapidly during the past few years – there are currently thousands of active VJs around the world and for some it has even become a serious profession. One reason for this development is that the necessary equipment for VJing has become more accessible – video projectors are getting cheaper and computer has replaced the video mixer as the main tool of a VJ. The VJ scene brings together a very diverse crowd of creative people – visual artists, film-makers, media activists and people involved in the club/music scene.
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2004


PIXELACHE 2004
Stockholm, 26-28 March 2004
Helsinki, 1-4 April 2004
PixelACHE is an annual festival of electronic art, design and technology. The theme for this year is Audiovisual architecture, experimenting with the border between the digital domain and the physical world. Interactive furniture, installations in public spaces, sculptures and graffiti, ambient sound projects, audiovisual experiments and creative misuse of technology.
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2003

RAM4 – SURVIVAL KIT · Suomenlinna, 3-9 November 2002
Is survival in our media environment a question of fostering diversity of voices and opinions that are heard and distributed? Or perhaps a matter of lowering the barriers of entry by developing know-how, free software and low cost hardware? Do we need to become more skilled and self-sufficient in building our infrastructure, or perhaps the key to survival is to find alternatives to technology altogether?
Participants: Ville Aho, Darius Bagdziunas, Zeljko Blace, Davis Bojars, Pacoom Beru, Kim Cascone, Thomas Broome, Marc Dorinel, Michelle Eistup, Matti Engelstad, Aleksandar Erkalovic, Alison Gerber, Enrico Glerean, Pascal Glissmann, David Goldenberg, Usman Haque, Margot Jacobs, Daniel Jangmar, Dagmar Kase, Jonathan Kemp, Jamie King, Ivika Kivi, Jelena Klasnja, Marc Lavallee, Sophea Lerner, Andreas Nordwall, Matteo Pasquinelli, Andrew Paterson, Irena Piekute, Teja Rek, Joanne Richardson, Ralf Schreiber, Ernas Simkunas, Adam Somlai-Fischer, Victor Vina, Wolf Ophra
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PIXELACHE – CHLYK_MINT EDITION (HKI + NYC + MTL)
HKI – Helsinki, 10-13 April 2003
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Mother, Jumo Jazz Club
NYC – New York, 31 May-3 June 2003
Gershwin Hotel, SHARE @ Openair, New Music on North Sixth @ Galapagos
MTL – Montreal, 5-7 June 2003
SAT, Society for Arts and Technology
PikseliÄHKY // pixelACHE is an international laboratory for creative experimenting with audiovisual technologies. After our successful event in Helsinki, the festival is arriving to New York and Montreal. The events consist of audiovisual performances, interactive cinema screenings and an exhibition of media art projects. Most of the featured artists are coming from Helsinki, the hometown of pixelACHE. They are emerging artists representing yet-to-be-discovered art forms from the fringe of the Finnish media art scene. The theme for this year’s edition is the art of VJ’ing, mixing and manipulating video material in a live performance situation.
website (helsinki+new york+montreal)call for proposals (hki) –  photos (hki)photos (nyc)photos (mtl)poster & leaflet (hki)poster & leaflet (nyc)poster & leaflet (mtl)video (2003+2005+2006)

2002


THE MOMENT OF LONG NOW · a very slow news tv station
The Moment of Long Now is an alternative news tv channel. The channel shows short snippets of news footage with a pace that is a hundred times slower than what we are used to. A piece of custom made software magnifies and manipulates the images in real-time, creating an illusion of a virtual camera which is able function and move around within a still moment.The name of the project was inspired by the Long Now Foundation, an organisation with a goal “to promote ‘slower/better’ thinking and to foster creativity in the framework of the next 10,000 years.”
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PIKSELIÄHKY / PIXELACHE (first edition) · 23 – 25 May 2002, Helsinki
* audiovisual experiments and creative misuse of technology
* DIY lo-fi/hi-fi performances and installations
* the art of programming
Participants: Jarryd Lowder, Pink Twins, O Samuli A,Tuomas Toivonen, Tomi Knuutila, Markus Renvall, Toiminto,Tommi Keränen, Perttu Hämäläinen, Korento, Folio, Antti Ahonen & Panu Johansson, Juha Huuskonen, Halcyon, Marko Myöhänen & Timo Kurkikangas
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2000


AVANTO FESTIVAL · Helsinki, 8-12 November 2000
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1999


eko.katastro.fi · Helsinki, 8 October-14 November 1999
Ideologies of various greenish tints are washing through our collective consciousness and our experiences of the phenomena affecting our environment can not be measured. They can, however, be collected and shared. katastro.fi and Dodo r.y. built and collected the basis for a web, which they hope the visitors will augment with their own experiences and observations.
eko.katastro.fi is an ecologically biased work, which documents reality and its alternatives as they are perceived. It consists of the Tangle of causes and effects, open to the public and accessible through your own eco-profile.
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TEMP – TEMPORARY MEDIA LAB · Helsinki, 8 October-14 November 1999
TEMP stands for temporary media lab, a production facility that enables groups, networks and, individuals working on the crossover between new media arts and social, political and economic topics to discuss, develop, and realize their projects.
The idea of a tmp\ media lab, situated within an existing event, museum, or similar institution originates from dissatisfaction with the current forms that presentations of media projects typically take during conferences and other public events. Exhibiting webpages still does not make much sense: their lively, layered complexity gets lost. Even the interactive installation is not the proper medium to express net.works. In previous years much has been done to introduce new media to an ever-growing audience. But the networks themselves, their mysterious and seductive aspects, remained invisible. It is hard to represent or even visualize what is actually happening on a mailinglist, a newsgroup, a chatroom. Demo-design can give us a clue, but it remains soulless, empty and too easily turns flows and exchanges into dead information. Now that the varieties of virtual communities are growing, it is no longer enough to merely announce their existence. People demand substance–not only outsiders but, most of all, the members of the groups themselves.
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1998

IMAchannel · 18 November 1998
RinneRadio with katastro.fi. An experimental performance in which live music was combined with interactive visuals. The IMAchannel transmission was the opening event for the rotation98 music video festival at Kiasma.
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