Pixelache Helsinki Monthly Events
7-8 August 2008: Pixelache Summerschool PDF Print E-mail

The first Pixelache Summerschool will be organised in the pleasant Baltic sea island Kemiö, a couple of hours away from Helsinki. The summer camp is hosted by artist/electronics hacker Tuomo Tammenpää (http://www.misusage.org/). The purpose of the camp is to learn about electronics and solar energy and meanwhile enjoy the Finnish summer ;)

Preliminary date is 7-8 August 2008, with a possibility for staying over for the weekend for Konstrundan 08 , more information coming soon! 
If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to summerschool08 {{ät}} pixelache.ac
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Below is the latest update on Pixelache Summerschool from Tuomo Tammenpää. Please get in touch very soon if you want to join - there is still room for additional participants, but we might run out of places for people to sleep.
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Howdy Happy Campers!

More info on Pixelache SummerSchool. We seem to have at least one non-Finnish so the language is in English.
(kysykää tarkennuksia toki suomeksi)

Workshop is a two-day workshop + the night (August 7th-8th)+ the possibility to hang around for the Konstrundan weekend:

The theme of the workshop is solar power and we use that to make sounds. See previous sound workshops from here:
I'll look in to some other topics as well and keep some option open for the second day according to general interest, hence the agenda being more open on the second day.

The place:
Kårkulla, Pedersåntie 215, Kemiö

All accommodation is on the floor, bring your sleeping bags, we try to score mattresses, but take mats just in case. We share rooms, sauna cabin for 2-3, guest room for 2-3, possibly one of our kids bedrooms for one and a big living room for the rest. Naturally you are welcome to bring a tent, plenty of garden for camping, if you need more privacy / festival spirit. We have a cat, three kittens and an angora rabbit, so take countermeasures if allergic, we can keep them bit away though.

I don't have any external support for this so we need to join our forces in terms of food and drinks. I suggest cook together something relatively simple and everyone can then add to that according to their preference. In Kemiö village there is shops and Alko in 4km away, we can organise shopping squad and they drive there. This is the first overnight workshop here, so be prepared to be more self-sufficient than to be served, after all there is no fee. I estimate the material costs to be around 20 euro or less, about same for chip-in for shared food&drinks. The saturday & sunday we can plan according to how many stays.

You can bring tools, electronics, laptops if you like, but we should be quite ok just with my stock. I might ask something closer to the date though.

Rough schedule:
flexible, open to suggestions, subject to change (for better)

Thursday 7.8.
7:15 direct bus from Helsinki, arrives Kemiö 10:35, bit early but you can sleep in the bus :-) (Bus fare bit over 20 euro if no discounts, check the matkahuolto.info)
(you can come the day before if you prefer and you can drive, hike, bike, sail, swim to here as well, but we should be ready to work around noon)
10:45 first round of shopping for lunch
11:00 quick lunch
12:00 Session 1, playing with solar panels and pre-made stuff, making solar beeper
15:00 Session 2, hacking solar garden light for an instrument
Food & drinks squad + planning for the next day
Night session with beeps, barbeque and sauna.

Friday 8.8.
9:30 breakfast
10:00 Session 3, more with solar power
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Session 4, more with sounds / casing / physical computing / jamming...
Night session with beeps, barbeque and sauna for those who stay

Saturday 9.8.
Konstrundan, I'm somewhat tied to wait for random visitors and tell about my work, you are free to continue what you started or
have an adventure on the Island. If anyone comes with a car, that would solve transport for that, island is big.
(Initial pans for some kind of party with local artist in the sat. evening if we find the energy to arrange one.)

Sunday 10.8.
Konstundan, I'm running a simple solar-sound workshop, more for kids, if anyone turns up, you are welcome to join for
some garden soldering or chill out with some "tikka" or "mölkky" or tour de island.

Last bus to Helsinki every day 19:20 (->22:00)
... or buy piece of a land and never leave as we did.

Let me know if you can't make it &/ stay for whole weekend.
Don't hesitate to contact me if any questions,
Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 July 2008 )
30 May 2008: Summer Party! PDF Print E-mail

The Official Pixelache University 2008 Graduation Ceremony with Grillibileet!



Date: Friday 30 May 2008

Time: 18.00-21.00

Location: Park in the corner of Nilsiänkatu and Ensi-kodin tie in Vallila, Helsinki (location on Googlemaps)


We provide the grill, please bring your food + drinks! A special Pixelache booli will also be served for the ones who arrive early enough..


Last Updated ( Monday, 26 May 2008 )
28 May 2008: Tallinn Special @ Videoblast! 2008 PDF Print E-mail


Date: Wednesday 28 May 2008

Time: 21.00-02.00
Location: mbar  

Propaganda VJ's (Plektrum, EST)
dj Jaagup Jalakas (Plektrum, EST)
+ Beige/Harmaa VJ's (VJ Finland, FIN)


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VJ Finland presents Videoblast 2008
Tallinn Special w/ Pixelache


Plektrum festival co-director Jaagup Jalakas will dj with the leading Estonian vj duo, Propaganda at VJ Finland's club Videoblast 2008 at mbar on Wednesday 28th. The event is a collaboration between VJ Finland, Pixelache
and Plektrum, Tallinn's main festival for vjing, urban culture and media art. Local vjs Beige / Harmaa will join the visual dialogue...

Propaganda VJ-team is primarily concerned with the transformation of music into compelling visual experiences that exploit the emotional state of affairs in the audience. Known for the incredible energy that emanates from
their performances, Propaganda strives to unite the surrounding space, the audience and the music into a single audio-visual experience.

Propaganda was formed in Germany back in 2004 by graphic designers / visual media artists Emer and Gruuver. Believing and standing for open access, Iti joined the VJ-team in 2006. Ever since, the team has besides performing at festivals and events both in Estonia and abroad, also been actively involved in developing and promoting the Estonian VJ-scene. Propaganda was given the VJ Highlight Award in March 2007 at Prix Mobius Nordica / Pixelache VJ Festival in Helsinki.

Dj Jaagup Jalakas is the creator and also a devoted resident DJ of Plektrum festival as well as manager and program director of the the most alternative venue in Tallinn, Von Krahl with monthly events focused on techno and electro. He is usually accompanied on stage by a laptop, emitting sounds of techno, acid, tech house and minimal over and into the crowd.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 May 2008 )
3 April 2008: Printemps (im)médiat! PDF Print E-mail

Printemps (im)médiat! – a showcase of Finnish media art in Paris (with Institut Finlandais, Avanto, Amorph!, AV-arkki, Cartes, Frame, M-cult, MUU and Pixelache). Presentations & discussion about the Finnish media art scene today.


Date: 3 April 20008

Time: 18.00-20.00
Location: Kiasma Theatre       




Last Updated ( Tuesday, 29 April 2008 )
8-30 March 2008: Camera Lucida PDF Print E-mail

The Camera Lucida by Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand (RU/NL) is a reminder of the days when the latest innovations of science were presented to people by nomadic gypsies, in a form of mysterious theatre. Evelina and Dmitry are the ceremony masters of this artwork, guiding the audience in a completely dark room to show them a spectacular new discovery in physics.


Created in collaboration with scientific laboratories in Japan, Germany, Belgium, Russia and United States, the Camera Lucida (lucid or light chamber) installation allows one to directly convert sound waves into light by employing a phenomenon called sonoluminiscence: ultrasound within liquid causes micro-bubbles of gas to implode, as which point they become as hot as the Sun and emit light in the shape of sound waves.


The Camera Lucida by Dmitry Gelfand & Evelina Domnitch (RU/NL) will be exhibited 8-30 March at Kiasma Mediatheque.




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Welcome to the opening of Camera Lucida on Friday 7 March, 18:00-22:00.
Evelina Domnitch & Dmitry Gelfand will give an artist talk at 19:00 in Kiasma Theatre.

For the opening you will need to print the official invitation, you can download the pdf here: http://www.pixelache.ac/university/camera-lucida-invitation.pdf

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 26 March 2008 )
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