PixelACHE (aka PikseliÄHKY) is a festival of electronic art and subcultures. Organised by Piknik Frequency in Helsinki. Presents activities of various international grassroot networks and communities such as VJ community, media activists, open source community and demoscene. Held annually in Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art. Travels to other destinations - so far the festival has been presented in Stockholm (2004), Bratislava (2003), New York (2003) and Montreal (2003).
23-25 May 2002: The first edition of PixelACHE presented 15 Finnish projects + artist guest Jarryd Lowder from New York. The festival consisted of presentations, workshops, concerts and performances which took place at a venue hosted by Aula co-operative.
10-13 April 2003: VIDEOJUKKA – the art of Vjing was the first event to bring together the Finnish VJ scene. Approx. 50 international artist guests, featuring The Light Surgeons (UK), Johnny Dekam (US), VJ Anyone (UK), Michael Heap (UK), SAT [mix_sessions] (Canada), John deKron (GER), AVCENTRALEN (SE), Klipp av (UK/SE) + many more.
1-4 April 2004: Audiovisual Architecture explored how digital media can become a part of architecture and public space. The festival premiered projects from CNCD (FI), Animaatiokone industries (FI), Aether architecture (HU), AmbientTV.net (UK), Jodi Rose (AU) and many more. The Locative Media workshop which was held in connection with PixelACHE was the first workshop in a series of 6 workshops on the theme ‘Trans-Cultural Mapping’. The event brought together 30 artists, researchers, designers and architects from around the world. Signal|Process workshop was organized in collaboration with Center for Music & Technology, Sibelius Academy. The PixelACHE artist residency was organised for the first time, Mukul Patel and the AmbientTV crew stayed in Helsinki for one month to develop their projects.
14-17 April 2005: 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. Program sections: VJ Culture and Audiovisual Performances, Experimental Interaction and Electronics, Interactive & Participatory Cinema, particle/wave hybrid radio workshop.
30 March - 2 April 2006 is next.
- Armin Medosch: The Pixel Still Aches, 2007, http://www.mazine.ws/node/549