Raflost + Pikslaverk?

RAFLOST + PIKSLAVERK 2011 will open at Reykjavik Art Museum – Hafnarhus today at 17.00. The festival runs through the weekend 5th-8th May and will consists of workshops, lectures, performances, installations and video screenings of Icelandic and international artists.

As a part of the festival LornaLAB, in collaboration with Reykjavik Art Museum, will host an open workshop in the use of the Arduino microcontroller boards on Saturday 7th May at 13.00-17.00. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. Its intended for artists, designers, hobbyists, and anyone interested in creating interactive objects or environments. See: www.arduino.cc)

RAFLOST is an annual art festival of electronic media dedicated to professional artists and students of all art forms, music, visual art, dance etc., that are using electricity or electronic equipment at any stage in their artistic creation. The festival has been held annually since 2007 and joined hands with Pikslaverk, the Icelandic member of the Pixelache Network, in 2010 to organise the merged festival RAFLOST+PIKSLAVERK.

The main aim of the festival is to boost the grass roots of Icelandic electronic arts by introducing the youngest generation, as well as the general public, to the past, present and future of electronic arts; to present the newest in electronic art technology, creation and performance, and therefore be an inspiration for further creativity.

All events are free and open to everyone. For full programme visit: www.raflost.is

(Press release)