Nordic Lights

Aavistus 2020 Katariina Salmi

Audiovisual residency and performance programme for Nordic artists

In late 2021 Aavistus Festival together with Monument, Nonagon and Nordic Audiovisual Artists began the project NORDIC LIGHTS, where 12 artists are invited to form 6 new audiovisual live acts. The new acts will perform at one of the festivals, and also take part in a residency prior to the event to develop their performance.

With 119 submissions, selecting 12 artists was no easy feat – especially since the overall level of applications was astounding. We looked at originality, compatibility and curiosity (amongst others) and a spectacular lineup was formed!

Monument Festival, Norway, 5.-7.8.2022

  1. Dyur (SE) & Alice  (DK)

  2. Quantum Foam (SE) & Xana (FI) 

Nonagon Festival, Sweden, 12.-14.8.2022

  1. ROSYAN (DK) & Zuzana Bottova (FI)

  2. Francesco Fabris (IS/IT) & Ava Imogen Grayson (FI)

Aavistus Festival, Finland, 6.-9.10.2022

  1. MSEA (IS/CA) & ssusui (SE)

  2. Julius Norrbom (SE) & Liis Ring (SE/EE)

Nordic Lights aims to support and improve the Nordic AV art scene by creating new opportunities for performing, forming pan-Nordic collaborations and offering support for artists. The project is supported by Nordic Culture Point and Nordic Culture Fund.


Nordic Lights is the union of three emerging audiovisual festivals on a mission to explore culture synergies through experimental collaboration. It is time to build new pan-nordic friendships and bridges. Calling for artists between 1.2.-15.3.2022.