Trygve Luktvasslimo is an artist and filmmaker who has been based in Lofoten since 2016. The last few years he has been exploring human communication and search for meaning in a language where the absurd unfolds within cinematic and theatrical conventions. A central element in his work, is the way he plays with these conventions to point at how we are being seduced by different messages and truths in contemporary media society. With his visually striking films, he grapples with existential questions, while mixing the sombre with parody.
Luktvasslimo holds an MFA in Visual Art from Malmö Art Academy (2006).
Trygve took part in a residency in Valberg (in his own home) between February and May 2019. He contributed to the local Tides Programme, is part of the LIAF Exhibition in Svolvær throughout September, and is a contributor to the High Tides Programme during the opening weekend of the festival.