ÁRRAN 360° takes place in Venice from the 26th of August until the 10th of September.

About ÁRRAN 360°

ÁRRAN 360° is a fusion of Indigenous storytelling and innovative technology. This first-of-its-kind film project feature six original 360-degree screen-based works created by six leading sámi artists from across Sápmi. ÁRRAN 360° will be presented in a purpose-built giant lávvu and equipped with a 360-degree screen designed to showcase these special works.

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. Entering our film lávvu you will step into a circular space where the past meets the future.

The world premiere of 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.



By Elle Márjá Eira


By Ann Holmgren Aurebekk


By Hans Pieski


By Liselotte Wajstedt


By Marja Helander


By Siljá Somby

The world premiere of ÁRRAN 360°

The world premiere of ÁRRAN 360° is in Venice, Italy, on the 26th of August.

In the middle of Venice’s famous lagoon, on the island of San Servolo, we enter a new digital realm when indigenous storytellers forefront the exploration of XR-technologies.

The premiere will be celebrated by bringing some of the most prevalent names within the contemporary Sámi art scene to Venice. In collaboration with Dáiddadállu - Artist collective, we host an opening reception with a live performance from the renowned dance performance Vástádus eana / The answer is land. The evening will conclude by letting the audience step into the sphere of the Sámi club scene with the help of TØNDRA and Article 3.

The opening event is free of charge. Due to limited capacity, we kindly ask you to register in advance.

Registration: https://pameldinger.no/e/kptmdi


ÁRRAN 360° special guests Outi Pieski, Birit Haarla and Katja Haarla present a 360-degree adaptation of their renowned video installation, Guhte gullá, specially made for ÁRRAN.

In their work Guhte gullá / Here to hear, women of different generations listen to the voices of their foremothers through dance and duodji, traditional Sámi handicrafts. The mother-daughter relationship between Outi Pieski and Birit and Katja Haarla chimes aptly with the theme of their first joint artistic collaboration.


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.

We also have a collection of virtual realities (VR) films that will be showcased in a VR lávvu at San Servolo.



by Elle Márjá Eira


by Nyla Innuksuk


by Wiremu Smith

ARCTIC XR visits ÁRRAN 360°

ARCTIC XR features six leading circumpolar Indigenous artists from Canada presenting new 360 video works. Lead and commissioned by Dr. Julie Nagam and Dr. Heather Igloliorte in conjunction with the aabijijiwan New Media and The Space Between Us and Inuit Futures partnerships which includes funding from the Indigenous Screen Office and Canada Media Fund.

ARCTIC XR visits the ÁRRAN 360° film lávvu from September 2nd to 5th.


Screenings are open from 12.00 pm to 8.00 pm every day, from 27th of August to the 10th of September. Screenings and exhibitions are free of charge and open to the public. The location is San Servolo, Venice, Italy.

ÁRRAN 360°

From 26.08 to 10.09
Every day from 12.00 to 20.00

  • ÁRRAN 360° Sámi films
  • Guhte gullá – Here to Hear
  • VR and AR exhibition


From 02.09 to 05.09
Every day from 12.00 to 20.00

  • ARCTIC XR screenigs
  • ÁRRAN 360° film screenings

ÁRRAN 360° Grand Opening

26.08.2022 at 18.00


02.09.2022 at 18.00


04.09.2022 at 15.00

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.

The Arena

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

The ÁRRAN 360° lávvu will be located in the middle of Venice's famous lagoon, on the island of San Servolo, in the yard of Venice International University. San Servolo is conveniently located in between the Giardini della Biennale and the island of Lido, the location of the Venice Film Festival.

San Servolo is accessible by vaparetto (boat bus), from St Marcs Square (Piazza San Marco) and Lido.

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


Maren Benedicte Nystad Storslett

ÁRRAN 360° project coordinator

+47 971 22 760


Sunna Nousuniemi

ÁRRAN 360° project coordinator

+47 412 22 876