Out by Art: six short movies – Art Without Borders


Out by Art presents six short movies by six Nordic artists.

The entrance is free. The event is part of the festival Art Without Borders (List án landamæra) and can be found on facebook here.

We shouldn’t speak of people as with special needs but rather with special capabilities.” – David Viborg Jensen, GAIA

What does it mean for an artist to be considered by others as being out of the norm? Five new video artworks and a documentary by Nordic artists will be screened at the Nordic House’s main hall on the 4th of May at 19.00. Artists behind the video artworks are Aleksi Pietikäinen, Birkir Sigurðsson, David Viborg Jensen, Hugo Karlsson and Niko Liikanen.

A documentary about the production of the video works will follow (author Marianne Schmidt).

Ragnheiður Maísól Sturludóttir, director of Art Without Borders (List án landmæra), will present the artists and answer questions from the audience.

Out by Art is a project launched in September 2017. All the artists are working in studios affiliated to the Nordic Outsider Art (NOA) network. NOA started in 2015 and now has five member organisations in four countries. The purpose of the NOA platform is to strengthen the links between various participants in the field of outsider art in the Nordic region. By exploring new approaches, NOA wants to help make a difference both for individual artistic development and for the development of Nordic outsider art.

Project manager: Sven Blume
Project coordinator: Lotte Nilsson-Välimaa
Project collaborator: Marianne Schmidt

In the end of April this year, the short movies were screened at Moderna Museet in Stockholm. They will also be screened in the UK at the annual conference of EOA, European Outsider Art Association, on the 6th of May.

Featuring artists:

  • Aleksi Pietikäinen from studio Kaarisilta in Finland
  • Birkir Sigurðsson from Art Without Borders (List án landamæra) in Iceland
  • David Viborg Jensen from studio GAIA in Denmark
  • Hugo Karlsson from studio Inuti in Sweden
  • Marianne Schmidt, author of the documentary, from studio Inuti in Sweden
  • Niko Liikanen from studio Kettuki in Finland


The Nordic House has easy wheelchair access as well as a spacious parking lot. Restrooms are on the same floor as the main hall.