Audiozine: Decentralization, Burn-out & hijack

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Link to hosted file: Creatures Audiozine 01 - Decentralization Burn-out and Hijack [welcome to add comment to timeline via a SoundCloud account]


This audiozine pastes together conversation around ET grilling, open camp model, festival activity in 2013-2015, decentralization within the association, changing production teams, burn out, and the semi-serious 'positive hijacking' taking Pixelache forwards. Featured objects in the office include liquid smoke, a fabric scheduling device, a megaphone, and a hacked exercise bike.    


Selected things

02:00: Liquid smoke and BBQ colouring left behind from Eating E.T. project by in Foodycle 2014


03:22: Graphic items from Pixelache Festival 2013 Facing North - Facing South (Image: Antti Ahonen)


05:45: 'Felt Excel'. Open camp schedule fabric made for Camp Pixelache 2013 & used also at Education Engineering Days 2013, Coop Camp 2013 and Camp Pixelache 2014 (Image: Antti Ahonen)


08:49: Graphic Items from Pixelache Festival 2015 Living Spaces (Image: Andrew Paterson)


15:15: Red-white megaphone first used in Camp Pixelache 2014.. Sticker from Festival 2017 Local and Decentralized.. And latest use at Festival 2021 #Burn (Image: Antti Ahonen, below Andrew Paterson)


24:20: Exercise bike made in Audiovisual Hacking Workshop hosted by Koelse in Festival 2009, bought by Pixelache office in 2018 (Image: Antti Ahonen)


Comments on timeline

00:01: Vignette about ET Grilling by in Foodycle 2014 (conversation between Antti Ahonen, Andrew Gryf Paterson, Agnieszka Pokrywka, Sumugan Sivanesan)

03:21: Agnieszka Pokrywka on how they got involved with Pixelache in 2013-2014   

04:24: Non festival format of Camp Pixelache 2013  on Naissaar, Estonia

05:45: Andrew Gryf Paterson on the 'Felt Excel', an open camp schedule fabric made intially for Camp Pixelache 2013

07:25: Agnieszka Pokrywka co-directing at a time of change, decentralization debate at Pixelache

08:35: Agnieszka Pokrywka describing the sprit of Festival 2015 Living Spaces they co-directed together with John Fail

11:19: Andrew Gryf Paterson & Agnieszka Pokrywka on changes in the organisation of festival 

12:23: Agnieszka Pokrywka on the intensity of festival production experience / in parallel to one's life. Everyday festival

13:20: Agnieszka Pokrywka on questioning the limits of decentralizing

14:19: Antti Ahonen remembering documenting the festival 2015 and running around venues

15:15: Agnieszka Pokrywka telling about red-white megaphone in the office first used in Camp Pixelache 2014 but after on other occasions

17:54: Sumugan Sivanesan curious about the idea of 'hijacking' of organisations introduced.. Conversation with Antti Ahonen, Andrew Gryf Paterson, Agnieszka Pokrywka

18:35: Agnieszka Pokrywka on their own experience of 'hijacking' Pixelache

19:07: The people who worked before are burned out

19:45: How much does it cost us?

 20:38: Agnieszka Pokrywka on dialogue between people who already worked and those who come next: No transfer of knowledge

21:38: Antti Ahonen on who would hijack us?

21:55: Saša Nemec on getting new members, needing to produce

23:13: Irina Mutt on being a new member, pikkujoulu (christmas party) and seeing hacked exercise bike 

24:28: Antti Ahonen on origins of hacked exercise bike, recalling collaboration between Koelse & MIMproject from Tallinn, and the Audiovisual Hacking Workshop in Pixelache Festival 2009

27:23: Antti Ahonen on the party container outside Kiasma which was powered by the hacked exercise bike presented in Festival 2009

29:10: We were very festive and fun and, but..

29:26: Andrew Gryf Paterson and Sumugan Sivanesan at the hacked exercise bike, May 2022