Piksel Festival


Piksel is an international network and annual event for electronic art and technological freedom. Part workshop, part festival, it is organised in Bergen, Norway, and involves participants from more than a dozen countries exchanging ideas, coding, presenting art and software projects, doing workshops, performances and discussions on the aesthetics and politics of free technologies.

The development, and therefore use, of digital technology today is mainly controlled by multinational corporations. Despite the prospects of technology expanding the means of artistic expression, the commercial demands of the software industries severely limit them instead. Piksel is focusing on the Free/Libre and Open Source movement as a strategy for regaining artistic control of the technology, but also a means to bring attention to the close connections between art, politics, technology and economy.

Piksel is a member of The Art of Balance (Balansekunst), VISP, BRAK, PROSCEN and OFF (Open Free Festivals).

Piksel was a member of the Pixelache network of electronic art festivals – pixelache.ac – and one of the nodes in the Production Network for Electronic Art in Norway – PNEK

Piksel has been a partner organisation in several international collaborations, among others; Libre Graphics Research Unit (LGRU), OpenSound, NORTH Creative Network and Digital­­_ia 2014.

More info: piksel.no

Piksel is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway and others.

Piksel Team

Director/curator: Gisle Frøysland
Co- curator/producer: Maite Cajaraville
Design: Jenny Pickett ( APO33)
Piksel Cyber Salon: Santiago Ramírez Camarena (Proyecto Mutar)
Computer technician: Alexander Crawford
Technical producer: Geir Svensson
Video Technician: Marcelo Riffo
Video editors: Iselin Tara Rathke, Tommy Grov
Assistants: David Farias, Marianne Hjelvik
Photographer: Martin E. Koch
Streaming: Gisle Frøysland, Marcelo Riffo, Tommy Grov
Press and translation: Kirstyn Williams
Kids program: Maite Cajaraville
Reporters: Kirstyn Williams & Sara Ortega

Code of Conduct

Piksel Festival aims to provide a welcoming and harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, physical appearance, age, race, ethnicity, nationality, language, technology choices or religion. We won’t tolerate harassment of festival participants in any manner. Any participant, performer, speaker, sponsor, volunteer, staff or audience members violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the festival event at the discretion of the organizers.

Harassment includes offensive activities and comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images, deliberate intimidation, stalking, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked by the event organizers to stop any harassment activities are expected to comply immediately.


If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the festival organisers reserve the right to take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event and festival.


If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of event staff immediately (easily identifiable by festival badge).

A member of the event team will be happy to help participants contact security, local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We expect attendees and participants to follow these rules at all festival venues and events.


This Code of Conduct is a living document. If you think anything is missing, or could be made clearer, please contact info@piksel.no

Thank you

This Code of Conduct builds on resources and guidance provided by Geek FeminismCSSConf and JSConf, the Conference Code of Conduct, and the XOXO Community Code of Conduct.


PIKSEL Produksjoner
Strandgaten 207
5004 Bergen
post [AT] piksel [DOT] no


Piksel21 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway and Vestland Fylkeskommune.
Piksel21 collaborates with Lydgalleriet, Kulturhuset, Bergen Dansesenter, PRODA, BIT Teatergarasjen, Østre, APO33 and Studio207.