PIOT brings light to the darkest time of the year on November 10-11, 2023
The purpose of PIOT is to showcase and see the city in a new light, together. To peek into the other side of everyday life. To bring light to the darkest time of the year. The event includes immersive experiences and visible artworks that elevate participants above the routines of daily life. Through light, we celebrate our Tornio, our history, present, and future.
The program features light art, dance, music, light hoop art, a light procession, a restaurant area, and much more. Free admission.
Additionally, there is the “Valopilkku” side program from November 9th to 12th, and light installations throughout the city.
PIOT, a cross-disciplinary light festival, is a biennial event held every two years. In the intervening years, we celebrate the opening of the Tornio light season.
Main event on Rantakatu.
FRI 10.11. at 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
5:30 PM Light Procession from Victoriantori to Rantakatu, open to everyone.
6:00 PM “Fire.” Light hoop art by Liina Leppänen.
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Light Disco for children at the library.
7:00 PM Encounters on the Border of Light and Shadow, Dance School STAGE.
7:30 PM “Fire.” Light hoop art by Liina Leppänen.
8:00 PM “Sparrow” – light installation floating in the event area.
9:00 PM “Fire.” Light hoop art by Liina Leppänen.
SAT 11.11. at 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
5:15 PM “Do You Hear the Flood Coming,” Dance School STAGE.
5:30 PM Julius Rantala’s music at Riihi.
5:50 PM – 6:30 PM Alterables – dance among the audience.
6:30 PM “Do You Hear the Flood Coming,” Dance School STAGE.
7:10 PM – 7:50 PM Alterables – dance among the audience.
7:30 PM Julius Rantala’s music at Riihi.
8:00 PM – 8:50 PM Paula Präktig’s concert at Aineen taidemuseo.
9:30 PM Julius Rantala’s music at Riihi.
LIGHT INSTALLATIONS ON THE MAIN EVENT AREA AUTAPSE – Niko Tiainen (City Hall, Suensaarenkatu 4) SHELTER – Mia Mäkinen KAANON023 – Niko Tiainen SPARROW – Aura of Puppets WATER, MY LOVE – Community Artwork by 5th and 6th graders Artworks by Lapland UAS and Lappia students
ADDITIONALLY AT THE MAIN EVENT
Free entry to the exhibitions at Aineen taidemuseo and Tornionlaakson museo.