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17:30 Opening of the exhibition (first pre-opening)
Agorè Gallery

19:00 Opening of the exhibition (second pre-opening)
ex-Daimond (xD)

20:00 Opening of the main exhibition CHECKED REALITY and official opening ceremony of the Pixxelpoint 2019 Festival
Nova Gorica City Gallery

21:00 AfterOpening Gettogether - DJ Yanoosh, DJ JAB-JAB.
Klub PDG (above Nova Gorica City Gallery)


10:00–12:00 MonstAR zOO!, 3d workshop (in Slovenian)
Children will jointly create MonstAR zOO!, a urban innovation of augmented reality by AKEO and Valerie Wolf Gang.
France Bevk Public Library Nova Gorica, Nova Gorica

13:00–16:00 Maria Judova and Constanantine Nisidis: Kykeon and presentation of VR environment (in English)
In its Huture Space the company Arctur will host the Slovakian artist who will in her mesmerizing VR piece Kykeon immerse you deeply into the reality of shamanic wisdom through contemporary dance.
Arctur d.o.o.

16:00–18:00 Sandy Schwermer: Sensing Space, workshop (in English)
Welcome anyone who wants to experience space in a new way. (Come early and wear comfortable clothes; maximum 10 participants.)
Slovenian National Theatre Nova Gorica, Rotunda

16:00, 17:00, 18:00 Janus A. Luznar: ICTUSCORDIS, performance
Janus A. Luznar will let us sink into a live, realtime intimate feedback loop of music with the artist’s heart in three groups of 19 people each. (Seats limited)
ex-Daimond (xD)

18.00 SU.PERSENSO.RY, Jasna Hribernik (SLO, 2019), Video-film programme
Kulturni dom Nova Gorica

18.30 Homo Erectus, Ema Kugler (SLO, 2000), Video-film programme
Kulturni dom Nova Gorica

19.20 The Space Before Sleep, Kristina Steinbock (DK, 2018), Video-film programme
Kulturni dom Nova Gorica

20.30 Becoming Animal, Emma Davie, Peter Mettler (CH, GB, 2018) eature film
in collaboration with Kinoatelje
Canadian-Swiss cineast Peter Mettler, awardee of the Darko Bratina Award and guest at the festival Tribute to a Vision 2018
Kulturni dom Nova Gorica

20:00 Body Interface
Sandy Schwermer: Birds hidden. Bars obvious, performance
Pixxelmusic: IMstrument – Tomaž Grom, Žiga Ipavec, Jure Boš, Mirko Cisilino (SLO, I); Maja Osojnik (SLO); JesterN – laser show (ITA); GUDRUN GUT (D); Hybrida sound and light (I)
Entrance: 10 € / 6 € before 22.00
KC Mostovna


10:00 Presentation of the MonstAR zOO!, children lead thorugh the augmented reality exhibition
The pine tree park next to the library

13:00-16.00 Maria Judova and Constanantine Nisidis: Kykeon - VR environment
Arctur d.o.o.

16:00–18:00 Round table on „Minifestivals“ (in English)
Partecipants: Lucia Dubačova (Sensorium, Slovakia), Saša Nemec (Pixelache, Finland), Sanja Popov Leban (Sajeta, Slovenia), Renato Rinaldi (Hybrida space, Italy), Pavla Jarc (Pixxelpoint, Slovenia), a representative of Municipality of Nova Gorica (Slovenia)
ex-Daimond (xD)


13:00-16.00 Maria Judova and Constanantine Nisidis: Kykeon - VR environment
Arctur d.o.o.

18:00 Slavko Glamočanin in pETER Purg: Slot Machines Hacked into Instruments, project presentation and concert
From 11th till 14th november HIT will host a week-long intermedia workshop, featuring the maestro of device magic Slavko Glamočanin and pETER Purg: at the Park, Casino & Hotel’s premises slot machines will be hacked into musical instruments -- or merely become artistic totems as eternal interfaces of unverifiable reality.
Park, Casino & Hotel

21:00 Bastl Instruments, presentation (in English)
Prague-based Bastl Instruments will stay on the sane side of DIY, presenting their unique approach to the development and production of electronic musical instruments -- from portable sound boxes, studio instruments and utilities to fully featured modular synthesizer systems (but they might make some music too).
ex-Daimond (xD)


17:00 Dominik Grdić: VIBRACIJA No.04, presentation of sound documentary (in English)
VIBRATION No.04 will subwoof a dedicated studio space in a sound documentary based on site-specific research across Nova Gorica.
ex-Daimond (xD) / On display until 22nd November

20:00 Hakan Lidbo: Alterplex, presentation (in English)
The Swedish interface magician will not only present his strange gaming instrument, but also take a few draws on his cacophonic homegrown synthesizer for an appetizer.
ex-Daimond (xD) / On display until 22nd November

21:00 Chris Csíkszentmihály: DJ I, Robot Soundsystem, presentation (in English)
In the spirit of endless automation, the DJ I, Robot Soundsystem will ensure the beat goes on in a world without humans. As if this was not enough, Chris will also revoke some good old festival FM-radio practice in his setup of Alert Transmissions.
ex-Daimond (xD) / On display until 22nd November


19:00 Selected animated films of Ars Electronica Animation Film Festival 2018
Kulturni dom Nova Gorica

19:00 Jatun: Risba: Mpasturavacche: A Milk-sucking Snake, performance
The one-to-one performance will induce adult spectactors into an exploration of the sensory abilities and the ancestral character of snakes through wearable technologies.
(Individual entry, along the queue, from 19.00 to 21.45)
Slovenian National Theatre Nova Gorica, Rotunda

17:00–19:00 pETER Purg: Public Exhibitions and Festival Tour (in Slovenian and English)
Nova Gorica City Gallery & ex-Daimond (xD)


16:00 Jaka Železnikar: Open Map, presentation (in English)
Artist will invite the broader crossborder community to reflecting the Nova Gorica - Gorizia (and wider) cultural landscape on a custom-developed online Open Map. The findings will serve as a departure point of the festival round table on “New Arts for New Cities”.
ex-Daimond (xD)

17:00–19:00 ‘New Arts for New Places’, round table (in English)
Partecipatnts: Dominik Grdić (Rijeka EPK2020, Croatia), Robert Manchin (Culture Action Europe, Belgium), Marko Peljhan (Atol, Slovenia), Neda R. Bric (Go!EPK2025, Slovenia)
ex-Daimond (xD)

20:00 Heallo, rave
Heallo, the rave event brings the dancing crowd into the casino -- in a happening with no performers, audience or egos, where everyone joins in to create new forms of ecstasy, value and collectivity.
Park, Casino & Hotel

21.00, 22.00, 23.00 Abiral Khadka a.k.a. DJ Joondroid: Refecting Corners, videoinststallation and DJ set
The project attempts to show how we have been looking past our differences, discovering in parallel the similarities that Eastern and Western cultures share.
KC Mostovna


16:00 Mapping interface/-spaces of Art, Science and Technology, presentation of workshop results (in English)
ex-Daimond (xD)

18:00 Andrej Kobal: GranuRise, presentation (in English)
Through electronic interfaces we can get closer to interaction experience of classical music instruments than we might think -- as advocated by Andrej Kobal who will present his original GranuRise setup, built within the Max MSP programme environment, in which he explores and converges key elements of real-time sound sampling with the interaction and sound transformation via granular and spectral synthesis.ex-Daimond (xD)


15:00 Mapping Borders, presentation of workshop results (in English)
exDaimond (xD)

17:00 TV FREE EUROPE, project presentation (in English)
Project delivered in partnership with the School of Arts University of Nova Gorica will be presented by Pneuma Szöv (Hungary), kicking off its two year caravan of free-media interventions into the crossborder topics and communities by taking the festival procession into a daydance happening along the streets of Nova Gorica.
ex-Daimond (xD)

20:00 Human-Machine Music
Golden/|\Diskó Ship, performance
Pixxelmusic: APPUSLO - Boštjan Simon + VJ Ticho Pixel (SLO); SHEKUSA live set (SLO); LAG (SRB); Roli b2b Blažen DJ b2b Jaša Bužinel (SLO)
Entrance: 10 € / 6 € before 22.00
KC Mostovna


18. & 19. NOVEMBER

10:00–16:00 MAST symposium -- between Art, Science and Technology (in English)
Speakers: Anja Ibsch, Chris Csikszentmihalyi, Daniela Urem, HEALLO crew, Jernej Č. Gerbec, Lucia Dubačová, Jurij Krpan, Lavoslava Benčić, Maria Judova, Marko Peljhan, Nayari Castillo & Helene Thuemmel, Narvika Bovcon & Aleš Vaupotič, Robertina Šebjanič, Robert Manchin, Teena Lange, Valerie Wolf Gang, Vuk Ćosić and more.
Moderated by: pETER Purg

The MAST symposium seeks to address an open variety of topics among Art, Science and Technology, discussing them through different prisms of the festival topic -- “Checked Reality. The Work at the Interface Continues”. The MASTmodule.eu project has within this crossfield posed two challenge topics: “The Future of Work”(2018/19) and “Solidarity” (2019/20). Different perspectives, practices, values and philosophies should be confronted as well as new knowledge and initiatives generated in discussions and networking in and around the symposium.
ex-Daimond (xD)

Symposium programme


20.–22. NOVEMBER

10:00–16:00 Mapping interface/-spaces of Art, Science and Technology (in English)
Workshop is led by: Robertina Šebjanič & Robert Manchin
With a three-day workshop and a two-day theoretical symposium the MASTmodule.eu consortium (Austria, Portugal, Croatia, Belgium, Slovenia) will be Mapping the Initiatives, Spaces and Works across Art, Science and New Technologies..
ex-Daimond (xD)

15.–23. NOVEMBER

10:00–18:00 Mapping Borders (in English)
Workshop is led by: Olivera Batajić Sretenović
The ADRIART.CE network lead by the University of Nova Gorica School of Arts will flank through and intervene into the tissue of the Nova Gorica - Gorizia twin-town conurbation in a workshop for eight days in a row, involving a motley flaneuring community of students and mentors from Belgrade, Budapest, Rijeka, Graz, Skopje, Nova Gorica and Krakow.
School of Arts, University of Nova Gorica

18.–22. NOVEMBER

10:00–18:00 HEK(media)LAB
For a few days, Pixxelpoint 2019 will be hosting the Transnational Guerilla Art School GT22, which normally resides at Glavni Trg 22, Maribor. The School will be presenting two of its currently active projects, Heklab and Creative Studio Huxtrl. Workshops, concerts, open A/V jams, lectures, performances, and discussions are on the menu.
ex-Daimond (xD)


10:00–18:00 Drones are Among Us, open owrkshop on flying drones
TŠC Ptuj in collaboration with Franc Vrbančič and Nina Jeza, Artists&Poor’s
ex-Daimond (xD)

17. NOVEMBER: 12:00–14:00 &
23. NOVEMBER: 11:00–13:00

Learning about and challenging yourself with the secrets of Vipava valley amazing food&wine culture will be taken care of by Faladur: the festival audience will namely get to prepare a joint delicious community brunch not once -- but twice!
ex-Daimond (xD)


The main exhibition at the NOVA GORICA CITY GALLERY (Trg Edvarda Kardelja 5, Nova Gorica) will be open for visitors every day from 9.00 to 19.00 from 16 until 23 November, 2019.

Authors and works:
Špela Petrič
will once again, after her recent Ars Electronica distinction, decode the paralanguage of plants in the bio-art process of Nociceptor, intelligible also if not only to the deaf and present the work Institute for Inconspicuous Languages: Reading Lips.

Serbian artist Dejan Grba and Swiss artist Philippe Kocher will present their exploration of the imprecision native to GPS and make the work Study 7/0: Error-Generated Animation a generator of conceptual source material for creative processing and expression.

Sašo Sedlaček's special iteration of Om for Coin will mislead the lazy audience to participate in cryptocurrency farming.

The Lebanese artist and researcher Laure Keyrouz will check out Human Network CHAL Digital Archive Project, where literature intersects with art practices through human connection transformed into a digital space.

As if in a random shop-window of Nova Gorica, the Austrian artist Helene Thuemmel will video-gesture the landscape as an interface of perception and memory: Landscape in Gestures.

Literary itineraries between Gorizia, the Trieste region, and Friuli as gao-located augmented reality by Narvika Bovcon in Aleš Vaupotič, pointing the attention toward significant aspects of the surroundings, often present implicitly, and differently for each cohabiting community.

The installation at the AGORÈ GALLERY (Via Rastello 49, Gorizia (I)) will be open for visitors between 15.00 and 19.00 from 15 to 23 November, 2019.

Authors and work:
Miriam Raggam, Hanns Holger Rutz, Nayari Castillo
and Reni Hofmüller will take over the Agorè gallery (Gorizia) to feature their subtle mixed-media piece Meanderings, an installation recollecting physical data of the city transformed into sound passed through a compositional generator

The installationa at EX-DAIMOND (Delpinova 20, Nova Gorica) will be open from 17 to 23 November 2019 between 10.00 and 22.00.

Authors and work:
The high-voltage setup Star Valley (Sirius) by Marko Peljhan and Matthew Biederman will, through the logic of artificial intelligence chased ad absurdum, question the boundaries of the militant.


The Berlin based performance space Grüntaler9 will, in form of its mobile extension of BYS229 driven by the curator Teena Lange along the European motorways, import intrinsic incidents by empowering performance artists and artistic researchers -- a performance too long or too short might pop up almost anywhere along Pixxelpoint 2019, at any time!

The Kromberk industrial zone will be from 16th till 18th November connected with the cultural center of Nova Gorica through the augmented reality visions of BulvAR by Arctur.

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