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

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 Picket ( APO33)
Technical producer: Dale Rotherberg
Video Technician: Marcelo Riffo
Video editors: Hasan Abbas , Hamilton Mestizo
Assistants: David Farias, Solange Saballos.

Photographer: Martin E. Koch
Streaming: Gisle Frøysland, Marcelo Riffo, Hamilton Mestizo
Press and translation: Ingrid Bjørnseth
Kids program: Maite Cajaraville
Reporters: Kirstyn Williams & Sara Ortega
Camera: Tone Andersen

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


Piksel20 is supported by the Municipality of Bergen, Arts Council Norway, Vestland fylkeskommune, APO33 and TransPiksel Abya Yala. Piksel20 collaborates with Lydgalleriet, Altgårbra, BIT Teatergarasjen, TWA and Borealis.