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> Dear bricos, > hope you are all keeping well,
> I would like to take the opportunity to update you about this > year's festival in Helsinki, and how things go in Pixelache here > generally..
> Below is the message from Mari Keski-Korsu & Petri Ruikka, who are > this year's festival co-directors. They have done a great job I > believe this year in putting together a more public-facing > festival programme, centred around Lapinlahti former-mental health > hospital, that has been for a few years now run as a cooperative > association hosting many various activities. They invited in PA > member Egle Oddo, and a few others on a curatorial committee: > artist Laura Beloff, and researchers/cognitive scientists Katri > Saarikivi and Valtteri Wikström.
> As some of you will know, Pixelache Helsinki has gone though a > reflective and highly discursive time internally discussing how > future activities will be organised. The rotating directorship > (among our members) of the Helsinki Festival is now officially in > its 2nd year, although arguably that has been the case in > 2012-2014 also although more subtly so.. We still fondly remember > when a good number of you could join us our dual-city adventure in > 2013.
> We are going to continue our organisational experiments & projects > in 2018, so keep in touch with us in the various ways possible. > Updated members lists & current board & contacts here: > http://www.pixelache.ac/about
> Personally speaking I am more involved with Pixelache again after > a period of rest and getting involved in different projects > elsewhere. I have also been more nomadic between Helsinki, Riga & > Kurzeme in Latvia, and Strasbourg-Ruhr area of Europe. My > responsibilities now extend again with this year being back on the > association board, and in particular towards International (and > arguably, appropriate) networks & archival-tendencies.
> My best regards, > andrew
> Pixelache Festival 2016: Interfaces for Empathy is about to start. > The whole programme is published on the festival website and the > registrations to the workshops are already filling up. The main > location of the festival is Lapinlahti old psychiatric hospital in > Helsinki and the dates are 22.-25.9.
> Pixelache gets an exciting start with Saša Spačal’s and Slavko > Glamocanin’sSyncness > <http://festival.pixelache.ac/events/syncness> installation. How > does it sound to sync with 200 crickets? The four days of festival > are filled with multitude of inspiring programme and experiments, > seeking empathy as a key to reconnect to the ecosystems we live > within. Seeing ourselves trough another's eyes in Machine to Be > Another > <http://festival.pixelache.ac/events/the-machine-to-be-another>; > or the Genomic Gastronomy making us cry with theirTo Flavour Our > Tears > <http://festival.pixelache.ac/events/to-flavour-our-tears>-project, aiming > to experiment how we make ourselves more delicious for insects. > The conversations are many, one of them happening in an outdoor > hot tub exploring empathy in between cells orCopy Love > <http://festival.pixelache.ac/events/copylove-and-remix-audio-visual-source-code>creating > new narratives against intolerance. In different kinds of > workshops we learn eg. inter-species communication, to sing with a > motorway and to dreamwork.
> Please see the programme atfestival.pixelache.ac > <http://festival.pixelache.ac/> > All events are free of charge! (except two workshop having > material fee)
> Warm welcome!
> Best wishes from Helsinki, > Pixelache
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