FESTIVAL OF AUDIOVISUAL ART
Aavistus is a new festival of audiovisual expressions presenting art forms, such as audiovisual and VJ performances and projection mapping.
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. Next festival in 2022.
Nature as Magic
AV bridge #1
AV bridge #2
#3 and #4
Audiovisual bridges between four platforms and three cities
Nature as Magic is a collaborative project creating audiovisual bridges between four organisations in three cities, supported by Suomalais-virolainen Kulttuurisäätiö (Finnish-Estonian Cultural Foundation). 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.
Pixelache Festival: #BURN___
For the first audiovisual bridge at Pixelache's 2021 Helsinki Festival, Pixelache commissioned a new live audiovisual work Nature as Magic from Merle Karp (Aavistus Festival) and Hendrik Kaljujärv (e‾lektron) and supported the live audio-visual performance Animal Being by Jonna Lehto, Bráulio Bandeira a.k.a. Deepneue, Moa Larsdotter Persson & Sofia Palillo, in the context of 'Nature as Magic' project.
Both performances were streamed live on Pixelache's and e‾lektron's online platforms. Post-festival curatorial conversations with Amanada McDonald Crowley (Public Art Action, New York) reflected on remote & transdisciplinary and collaborations.
e‾lektron festival: Loodus kui maagia / Nature as magic
The second audiovisual bridge will take place in Tallinn, as e‾lektron invites artists from Helsinki, Tallinn, Viljandi, Tokyo and more for their festival Loodus kui maagia / Nature as magic. The programme contains new audiovisual acts, such as Estonian kantele-musician Marita Lumi performing together with the Finnish AV duo Vongoiva. e‾lektron also invited Aavistus' Merle Karp to further develop the audiovisual live preformance Nature as Magic, this time in collaboration with Estonian musician and sound designer Sander Saarmets. The programme culminates with a DJ+VJ jam including performers from both Tallinn and Helsinki: Katja Adrikova / Personal Space (EST, DJ), Anni Laser (FIN, VJ), VJ SSuvereeni (FIN, VJ), Random Doctors (FIN, VJ), Mary Young (FIN, DJ) and more.
Public Art Action and Aavistus Festival
New York, spring–summer 2022 and Helsinki, October 2022
The third and fourth audiovisual bridges will find place in 2022, hosted by Public Art Action in New York and Aavistus Festival in Helsinki.