Do It Anyway 2015 – digital art festival 15-17 May 2015, Sheffield

Do It Anyway 2015 is Access Space’s first European digital arts festival, and the first Pixelache Network manifestation in the UK.

15/16/17 May 2015.

Free performances and workshops from 19.00 on Friday 15 May by digital artists from Finland, Norway, Iceland, France and the UK.

The final event will be an Algorave (just £5 entry) on Sunday 17th,

Festival programme is below. More detailed info is at

Workshop places will be limited so you will need to reserve your place. Booking info will be available shortly. Ticket info for the Algorave coming soon (you can also pay on the door). No need to book for the other performances and presentations.

Venues – please note that Refab Space is accessed via Access Space. The Rutland Arms is just across the road. Google map:

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Pixel Network partners:
Pixelache, Helsinki
LornaLab, Iceland
Piksel, Norway
Mal au Pixel, Paris
Pixel Network

Do It Anyway 2015 programme of events

Friday 15/5/15
19.00-19.15 Opening event – Welcome to the Festival! (Main Space)
19.15- 20.15 Performance – Hloover Sigurosson – Livecoding improv using Overtone (Is) (Main Space)
20.15-21.15 Performance – Rikhar H.Frioiksson – sonic performance – Líðan II (Is) (Main Space)
21.15 Social in the Rutland Arms
Richard Bolam‘s Casualty 14-18 installation is in the Foyer throughout the weekend

Saturday 16/5/15
10.30-15.00 Workshop – Introducing ShrimpCraft! Tools for the water curious – Amanda Steggell (No), Ross Dalziel + Adrian McEwen (GB) (Main Space),
10.30-15.00 Workshop – Scavenged soundings: music, sound and technology – John Fail (Fi), Fiona Kennedy (GB) + David Birchall (GB) (Refab Space)
10/30-13.00 Workshop – Shop Gifting – Activism in the city with re-purposed Barbie dolls -Monika Dutta (GB)
15.15-16.00 Presentation – Mari Keski-Korsu (Fi) artist talk (Main Space)
16.00-16.30 Presentation – Richard Bolam (GB) – Casualty 14-18 installation – artist talk (Main Space)
16.30-17.30 The day’s workshop performances (Main Space)
17.30-18.30 Performance – Logfordata – Jean-François Blanquet (Fr) (Main Space)
19.30-21.15 Performance- Open_Platform_ 6 curated by Susanne Palzer(De/GB) – 5 performances (Foyer)
21.15 Social in the Rutland Arms

Sunday 17/5/15
10.30-15.00 Workshop – Logfordata – Jean-François Blanquet (Fr) (Refab Space)
10.30-15.00 Workshop- Sonification & the Physical – Jon Nordby (No) (Main Space)
13.00-16.00 Workshop Open Sourcing Festivals – facilitated by Nathalie Aubret (Fi) (upstairs Rutland Arms)
15.00-18.00 Workshop – Solar kinetic sculptures – Egil Paulsen (No) (Refab Space)
20.00-01.00 Closing event – Algorave curated by Alex McLean (GB), visuals by Antonio Roberts (GB) – 5 performances (Main Space),


Do It Anyway 2015 has been developed as part of a larger EU Grundtvig supported project called Open Sourcing Festivals, co-produced by five experimental art, design and technology organizations from the Pixelache Network and focused on open source culture. Open Sourcing Festivals is a mobile circuit of workshops and seminars organized across Europe during 2013-2015 by Piksel (NO), Pikslaverk (IS), Mal au Pixel (FR) and Pixelache (FI). In the process the partners have been gradually working towards ‘open-sourcing the knowledge embodied in their respective workshops and festival production, in order to share it with a broader range of users. A database of resources and documentation is under construction and accessible at

In partnership with Pixelache Network.
With the support of the Grundtvig Foundation for Life Long Learning.


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