Aavistus Festival 2022

Aleksanterinkatu 14-18, 00170 Helsinki

The second Aavistus Festival in its history will take place in Helsinki from 6th to 9th October. Dur…

The second Aavistus Festival in its history will take place in Helsinki from 6th to 9th October. During the festival, you can experience audiovisual installations, participate in workshops and listen to interesting discussions at the City Museum!⁣

Aavistus is a biennial of audiovisual art and VJ culture. The festival hosts a lineup of local and international VJ performances, audiovisual live performances, projection mapping, workshops, an exhibition of installed works and more.⁣


Museum’s 4th floor Friday 7.10. at 11.00–19.00 Saturday 8.10. at 11.00–00.00 Sunday 9.10. at 11.00–17.00 free entrance

Arvid van der Rijt (FI/NL): Bandoeng-Bandung Hannu Karjalainen: LUXE Łukasz Horbów (PL): In memory of those who fear for the future Sini Henttu, Nori Kin ja Reetta Nummi: TBA Stump of Prometheus: Mirage observer Tomas De Rita: 1984


Museum’s facade Saturday 8.10.2022 at 20.00–04.00, free

VJ TURU SANOMA, JOKOJO Visuals: DECAY VJ TURU SANOMA will make a partly improvised projection mapping onto the facade of Helsinki City Museum. The theme DECAY covers the wall in rust and dirt, combined with complex forms and structures. It is a collage of different media combined together in a fascinating and mindbobbling way. The work is constantly evolving and will have many nuances during the show.

<h4> WORKSHOPS</h4>

The Exquisite Machine – Co-creating visual stories through machine-dreaming Jonas Johansson Online 26.9.–6.10.2022 & Falkman Wing at 14.00-16.00 Participation fee 15–30€, registration ended on 15.9.

The workshop by Jonas Johansson gives the participants a thorough introduction to the field of AI and Machine Learning including multiple tools and methods. The participants will use machine learning to create and upscale text, images and video and will create a collaborative video piece to be presented at the festival. The workshop is in English.

Accidental response – Abstract animation with a 16mm projector Antti Polojärvi & Tuomas Ahva Kasari, 8.10. at 12:00–14:00 Free entrance. The workshop is held in both Finnish and English and suitable for children.

Antti Polojärvi creates abstract animations using old 16 mm projectors and transparent filmstrip. In the workshop, the techniques used to make animations are presented, and at the end, the participants get to create their own animation, which is recorded on video.

Drop-in workshop: Introduction to video art Mark Buitenwerf (NL) Kasari on Saturday 8.10. at 15.00-18.00 Free entrance. The workshop is in English.

The motto of this workshop is "everybody can do video art". During this workshop we'll dive into different methods of creating generative video using Resolume software. No prior experience is required, you will only need your laptop and an open mind. Licenses for Resolume will be provided during the workshop The workshop is hosted by Mark Buitenwerf.

What to bring: your laptop (mac or pc) with the latest version of Resolume Arena installed (https://resolume.com/download/).

Resolume VJ Software: Introduction Random Doctors Museum lobby, 8.10. at 16:00–17:30 Free entrance. The workshop is held in English.

Short introduction to the basics of the VJ software Resolume and discussions about VJ-culture. Licenses for Resolume Arena and Resolume will be provided at the start of the workshop and are valid until 15.10.2022.

What to bring: your laptop (mac or pc) with the latest version of Resolume Arena installed (https://resolume.com/download/).

Resolume Wire Introduction Resolume VJ Software Falkman Wing on Sunday 9.10. at 13.00-15.00 Free entrance. The workshop is in English.

Wire is a modular node-based patching environment to create effects, mixers and video generators for Resolume Arena & Avenue. This workshop is aimed at VJ's who want to tip their toes into creating their own effects and generators. No coding experience is required, Wire is a friendly patching environment that is easy to learn.

At the end of the workshop you'll go home with a new generator or effect that you made to be used in your next show.

What to bring: Your laptop (mac or pc) with the latest version of Resolume Arena installed (https://resolume.com/download/).


Underground funding and Nordic culture Moderated by Jonas Johansson Museum lobby, Friday 7.10.2022 at 14:00–16:00 Free entrance. The talk is held in English.

A panel talk on underground funding and Nordic culture with Ava Grayson (Nordic Lights artist), Merle Karp (Aavistus co-founder), Jonas Johansson (NAVA) and Geir Lindahl (Nordic Culture Point).

VJ-tietotekniikan perusteet Olli Niemi-Pynttäri Museum lobby, Saturday 8.10.2022 at 14.00-15.30 Free entrance. The lecture is held in Finnish.

The lecture will cover the information technology side of the VJ as a hobby and the equipment and programs needed for it. In addition, a few methods of content production are introduced, as well as observations about gigging and sound reactivity of visuals.

Artist talk: Crossing Borders of Immersive Arts Suvi Parrilla Museum lobby, Saturday 8.10.2022 at 18.00-19.30 Free entrance. The talk is in English.

Suvi Parrilla invites the Aavistus Festival artists to talk about how they interpret immersive art. Artists participating in the talk: AMUSED (SE), Arvid van der Rijt (FI/NL), Emer Värk (EE), Katia Vonna Beltran (FR), Pink Twins (FI) and Sannimari Honkanen (FI). Läpivetoja – Running through our VJ careers Moderated by Andrew Gryf Paterson Museum lobby, Sunday 9.10.2022 at 15:00–16:00 Free entrance. The talk is held in English.

A panel talk on the development of visual and professional practice from the early 2000s to now. Featuring three VJs who have things to show and tell of their journey.


Aavistus Festival is organized by Aavistus Festival Ry. More information about the event:



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