With ÁRRAN 360° we enter a new digital realm where Indigenous storytelling is at the forefront of exploring XR-technologies.

ÁRRAN 360°

ÁRRAN 360° started as an official part of the extended program of ´The Sámi Pavilion´ at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale de Venezia.

This first-of-its-kind film project features original 360-degree films created by leading Sámi filmmakers from across Sápmi. The films are presented in a purpose-built giant lávvu and equipped with a 270-degree screen designed to showcase these special films.

The world premiere of ÁRRAN 360°

The world premiere of ÁRRAN 360° was in Venice in August 2022.

In the middle of Venice's famous lagoon, in connection to the Biennale Cinema and Biennale Arte, we entered a new digital realm when indigenous storytellers forefront the exploration of XR-technologies.

In Venice we invited our special guests, Outi Pieski, Birit Haarla and Katja Haarla, to present a 360-degree adaptation of their renowned video installation, Guhte gullá / Here to hear.

ARCTIC XR visited the ÁRRAN 360° lávvu where six leading circumpolar Indigenous artists from Canada presented new 360 video works. Lead and commissioned by Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Heather Igloliorte.



By Elle Márjá Eira


By Ann Holmgren Aurebekk


By Hans Pieski


By Liselotte Wajstedt


By Marja Helander


By Siljá Somby

The lávvu

The arena is custom designed as a traditional lávvu with a 360-degree screen.

The Lávvu has a strong tradition in the Sámi culture, as it has been both a home and a spiritual space for our people for centuries. The Lávvu was our shelter in the harsh Arctic winters and we constructed it to endure strong winds. Our children were born, our stories told, and our elders passed there. The traditional lávvu has
always been mobile, and as our famous poet Aillohaš said:
”My home is in my heart, and it migrates with me.”
Entering our film lávvu you will step into a circular space where the past meets the future.


ÁRRAN 360° also explores XR technology. How can we tell Indigenous stories with the help of new technology? While in Venice, you can explore the augmented reality (AR) exhibition, Ráste by Sissel Horndal and The Daughters of Maadteraahka by Carola Grahn, in the gardens of San Servolo. Developed in close collaboration with 3D Interactive and SISYFOS Film Production.

The Sámi Pavilion

In an historic first, the Nordic Pavilion in the Giardini della Biennale is transforming into ‘The Sámi Pavilion’, with a project commissioned by Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) featuring the Sámi artists Pauliina Feodoroff, Máret Ánne Sara and Anders Sunna.

`The Sámi Pavilion´ celebrates the art and sovereignty of the Indigenous Sámi people, whose nation extends across the Nordic countries and into the Kola Peninsula in Russia.

The Sámi Pavilion exhibition is curated by a group consisting of Sámi scholar Liisa-Rávná Finbog, Director and Chief Curator of OCA Katya García-Antón, and Sámi land guardian Beaska Niillas; curatorial assistants: Liv Brissach, Raisa Porsanger and Martina Petrelli.

ÁRRAN 360° is presented as an official part of the extended program of ´The Sámi Pavilion´ at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale de Venezia. The project is developed in close collaboration with the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and funded by the Norwegian Film Institute.

ÁRRAN 360° partners

ÁRRAN 360° is a project initiated by International Sámi Film Institute and developed in close collaboration with the Office for Contemporary Art Norway and the Norwegian Film Institute.

International Sami Film Institute

International Sami Film Institute (ISFI) is dedicated to providing Sámi people with the skills and economic opportunities in developing, producing, and distributing Sámi films in the Sámi language.

The Norwegian Film Institute

The Norwegian  Film Institute (NFI) is a public institution operating under the authority of the Ministry of Culture.  NFI is the government’s executive body for the film sector and its advisor on film policy issues

Office for Conteporary Art

Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA) is a non-profit foundation created by the Norwegian Ministries of Culture and of Foreign Affairs in 2001. Its principle aim is to foster dialogue between art practitioners in Norway, including Sápmi, and the international arts scene, through discursive programs and exhibitions, and support artists based in Norway in their activities around the world. OCA has been responsible for Norway’s contribution to the visual arts section of La Biennale di Venezia since 2001.

ÁRRAN 360° Financiers

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Nordisk Film & TV Fond
Nordnorsk filmsenter
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Maria Utsi

ÁRRAN 360° Project manager

+47 982 55 600


Anne Lajla Utsi

ISFI Managing Director

+47 907 55 574