Pixel Sheffield NanoFest


In 2015 Access Space will be hosting the UK's first "Pixelache" festival. Pixelache is an international network of cultural organisations engaging with art, technology and social change.

In preparation for the event, Access Space hosted from 3rd-5th April artists, curators and cultural animateurs from Finland, France, Iceland and Norway. This gathering was an opportunity to develop ideas, connections and collaborations, perhaps with a view to taking part in Access Space's 2015 Festival and to organise a Pixel Sheffield Nano festival.

All activities were free and included:

Thursday 3rd April
*16.00 -16.45 Presentation by Ugo Vallauri - ReStart, London - Recycling technology and other things in the community

Friday 4th April
* "Pirate Box" Mathieu Marguerin & Benjamin Cadon (FR) (labomedia.net) - from 11.30am.
Create invisible local network through router hacking Benjamin will run a workshop based on pirate boxes (hacking a router for an invisible local P2P network + setting up a Raspberry PI for FM casting). From this starting point, it can lead to sound/video streaming, air data sniffing, radio waves sonification... Benjamin runs a non profit facility (www.labomedia.net) in Orléans and is also an artist. He's proposing a sound performance visualizing networks around and sonifying a wifi hotspot under attack.

*18.00-20.00 Open Platform 5 - micro performance event. See www.facebook.com/events/651033241629075

On Saturday, 5th April
* Cafe Access Space 11.00-12.30
Croissants and coffee (free!) with John W. Fail (US/EE/FI) (icewhistle.com)

* 14:00-18:00 An afternoon of short presentations

* Nathalie Aubret (FR/FI) (pixelache.ac) "Introducing the PixelAche Network"
* John W. Fail (US/EE/FI) (icewhistle.com) "Exploring Our Relationship to Sound & Space"
* James Wallbank (GB) (access-space.org) "Crowdfunding and Tactical Art"
* Margrét Elísabet Ólafsdóttir (IS) "Retrieving Past Futures"
* Gisle Frøysland (NO) (piksel.no) "About Drones"
* Tuomo Tammenpää (FI) (www.misusage.org) "Case Vinde, a Community Activation Co-operative"
* "Subversive Origami" with Rasmus Hungnes (NO) (rasmushungnes.com)