Pixelache visits Jyväskylä and its’ Yläkaupungin Yö -festival 21. of May. The program of the visit reaches also to the neighbouring municipality, Petäjävesi. The program is based on the Pixelache Festival 2015 - Living Spaces, organised in Helsinki in autumn 2015. The festival explored the thematics of cultural decentralisation.
From Pixelache 2015 - Living Spaces program, sound artist murmer (Estonia/US) will bring his ‘Echo Surveys’ sound art performance to Jyväskylä in Taavettila riihi (the oldest wooden building in Jyväskylä) at 17-18. All the sounds in the performance will be produced by the materials found in the Taavettila riihi or are pre-recorded in the same space. Murmer wants to create an unique and straight-forward connection to the space and the audience as well as maintain an aspect of risk or surprise in his performances. ‘Echo Surveys’ can be experienced as a performance or as a pop-in-out sound installation.
Visual artists Johanna Juvonen and Biagio Rosa lead (S)low communication -workshop in Toinila, Petäjävesi at 12 - 15. Communication and distortion of messages are explored in this open-to-all low tech art workshop. The workshop will include building slow communication tools and network from recycled materials for the Toinila art path.
Patrick McGuinley (murmer) and Johanna Juvonen & Biagio Rosa talk about their work in ti-la 2016 -gallery the same night at 19-21. Pixelache 2015 - Living Spaces Festival co-director John W. Fail will talk about the festival. The co-directors of the Pixelache 2016 Interfaces for Empathy -festival Mari Keski-Korsu and Petri Ruikka will talk about Pixelache theme for this year. Pixelache 2016 - Interfaces for Empathy festival will bring program to Jyväskylä in November 2016.
The sound performance, workshop and other program is realised in collaboration with Live Herring Ry, Yläkaupungin Yö, Petäjävesi municipality and ti-la 2016 -gallery. Live Herring Ry. produces (S)low communication workshop in the context of ‘Placing Media Art on the Map’ -project.
At 12-15 Johanna Juvonen and Biagio Rosa: (S)low communication workshop in Toinila, Petäjävesi (Koulutie 8, Petäjävesi). The workshop is free of charge and suitable also for kids. Children under 7 years can take part together with their parents. The workshop has max 20 participants. Register to participate by sending email to email@example.com or calling 050-305 3540 before 12.5. There’s an effort to organise shared rides to the workshop from Jyväskylä.
At 17-18 Sound artist murmer’s (Estonia/US) Echo Surveys sound performance in Taavettilan riihi (Seminaarinkatu 15, Jyväskylä).
At 19-21 Pixelache presents itself ti-la 2016 gallery (Kauppakatu 19, Jyväskylä)
Murmer from festival 2015 program will perform also in Rovaniemi 7. of May. The visit to Rovaniemi is organised in collaboration with Magneetti Ry. The collaboration in between Pixelache, Live Herring and Magneetti will continue in autumn 2016 when program of Pixelache 2016 - Interfaces for Empathy will tour both Jyväskylä and Rovaniemi. The events are supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation.