6.-9. OCTOBER 2022


Aavistus is a biannual festival of audiovisual expressions presenting art forms, such as audiovisual and VJ performances and projection mapping. 

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Organised by local VJs, visual artists and event producers, Aavistus is a place to surrender one’s senses to immersive experiences and to meet, learn from and share with other creatives in the audiovisual art field. 

Aavistus Festival 2022 open call for artists and artworks has now ended

The open call was accepting submission submissions from 15 February to 31 March 2022​The festival called for VJ performances, audiovisual live performances, media artworks, installations and workshops to be presented at Valkoinen Sali, WHS Teatteri Union and Helsinki City Museum in Helsinki, Finland.


The jury for Aavistus Festival 2022 consists of  cultural worker, curator, educator Amanda McDonald Crowley,  curator Jonni Korhonen and the board of Aavistus Festival ry.​

Open call


Selected artists paired


Monument Festival

Norway, 5.-7.8.2022

Nonagon Festival

Sweden, 12.-14.8.2022

Aavistus Festival

Finland, 6.-9.10.2022

Audiovisual residency and performance programme for Nordic artists


Twelve artists selected from the open call are paired into six acts. These acts will produce a new audiovisual piece during spring and summer 2022 and perform it at either Aavistus, Nonagon or Monument festival 2022. All participating artists receive a festival pass, honorarium and more. The open call has now ended and the selection process has begun. Decisions will be announced by 14.4.

Nordic Lights is a project by three new Nordic festivals with a strong focus on audiovisual art and an aim to improve the Nordic AV art scene: Aavistus in Helsinki, Nonagon in Sweden and Monument in Norway. The collaboration is facilitated by Nordic Audiovisual Artists (NAVA).

See more on the project homepage: Nordic Lights

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Aavistus Festival

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Audiovisual bridges between four platforms and three cities


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The collaboration consists of four events including multidisciplinary audiovisual performances. Each platform hosts one event and the other platforms contribute to it by proposing musical or visual acts. Each event is streamed for online audiences.