The Center for Knowledge Societies and PikseliÄHKY present


Thursday, October 6th 2005

Kulttuuritehdas Korjaamo
Töölönkatu 51 B, 00250 Helsinki


7.30 pm

Presentations by

Aditya Dev Sood of CKS


Juha Huuskonen of PikseliÄHKY

followed by comments, questions and discussions by a special panel of
experts and by the audience. The chairman of the panel is Elukka
Eskelinen, director of Media Centre Lume.

9.00 pm until midnight

* Doors 2005 Delhi revisited: Bollywood Nightmares DJ set from
mukul (ambientTV.NET) back-to-back with live mix from Richard
Widerberg, featuring visuals from VJing in Delhi workshop.

* Video artworks from Simon Faithfull (UK), Rob Kennedy (UK)
and Jana Eske (GER).

+ drinks, dancing and discussion among the gathered community!


DOORS NIGHTS are a way for people who are interested in the Doors of Perception design conferences to connect in their own town. DOORS NIGHTS are also being planned for Tokyo (January) and Paris (April). If you think another city is ready to host one tell us about it online.

You could try blogging your images of the evening through the Doors of Perception group on Flickr. Try using the tag 'doorsnighthelsinki' and grouping your images at www.flickr.com/groups/97089260@N00

The Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS) is a research and design practice based in Bangalore and New Delhi. CKS is the author of Used in India, a multidisciplinary documentation project that captures the innovative ways in which Indians have used media and technology in the 20th century. It has produced recent editions of the acclaimed Doors of Perception design conference. Last year, CKS founded the Learning Lab Initiative to promote the creative use of mobile devices for public education in emerging economy environments. www.cks.in

PikseliÄHKY is a festival for electronic art and subcultures. PikseliÄHKY presents projects experimenting with media and technology from a broad range of disciplines: artists, engineers, designers, researchers and architects. PikseliÄHKY focuses especially in presenting activities of various international grassroot networks and communities such as VJ community, media activists, open source community and demoscene. The goal of PikseliÄHKY Festival is to act as a bridge between the traditional creative disciplines and rapidly developing electronic subcultures. www.pixelache.ac

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Simon Faithfull: "Escape Vehicle no.6"(2004, 10min) records the journey of a domestic chair as it travels from the ground to the edge of space (30km up). Dangling in space beneath an unseen weather balloon, the footage shows the chair first rush away from the fields and roads, ascend through clouds and finally (against the curvature of the earth and the blackness of space) begin to disintegrate. The chair's journey was recorded using a small video camera that relayed the images live to an audience below. The chilling nature of the film is that the empty chair invites the audience to imagine taking a journey to an uninhabitable realm where it is impossible to breath, the temperature is minus 60 below and the sky now resembles the blackness of space.

Simon Faithfull participates in the Helsinki Photography Festival in the autumn 2005. Further info:www.helsinkiphotographyfestival.net, www.simonfaithfull.org

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Rob Kennedy & Cathode : "Sundowning" (5 min) and Rob Kennedy : "EDEN" (2 min)
Rob Kennedy is an artist based in Glasgow, UK, whose work shifts between sculpture, video and live video manipulation. Recent exhibitions/ screenings include: KEN, Glasgow 2004; Wider than the Sky, London 2004; Art Now, Tate Britain, London 2004; Transmediale Festival, Berlin 2004; Sundowning, music video collaboration with Cathode, Machinista Festival, Glasgow 2004; Electric Earth, British Council International Touring Exhibition, 2003-04; Zenomap, Venice Biennale 2003 and The Listener is the Operator, CD-rom and text work in collaboration with Callum Stirling, commissioned by CCA Glasgow for Glasgow Art Fair 2002.

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Jana Eske 'Concrete' (3 min), a preview to a media installation
About the artist: A scenographer in training at the ZKM Centre for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Jana Eske has exhibited her video art works at the Videonale in Bonn. Currently her work can be seen at the Design Museo in Helsinki.