Merle Karp is a Helsinki-based visual designer, video artist and VJ, also known as Folded Visuals. She is the artistic director and a co-founder of Aavistus Festival.
Skills
Art direction
Branding
Creative concepts
Visual concepts
Graphic design
Editorial design
Motion graphics
Live visuals
Contact
karp.merle(at)gmail.com 
LinkedIn
Instagram
Current & upcoming
body–text–space. 23.2.–24.3.2024. Group exhibition. Luonnos, Helsinki.
↳ Shapeshifters, 1.–24.3.2024. Group exhibition. Plantin-Moretus Museum. Antwerp, Belgium
↳ Ääniwalli, 22.3.2024. VJ
↳ Rare Rave, 29.3.2024. VJ. Klubi, Tampere
↳ Visualia artist residency, April-May 2024. Invited artist. Glommen, Sweden
Aavistus Festival 2024, 3.–6.10.2024. Helsinki
Installations & exhibitions 
2024 
↳ 
Tapiolan yö, Espoo
2023 
↳ 
Reflektor Light Art Festival, Vantaa
↳ Flow Festival, Helsinki
Arctic Sounds, Sisimiut (Greenland)
Talven ja valon juhla, Heinola
↳ MONUMENT x CCTV, Stockholm (Sweden)
↳ New Media End of Semester Exhibition, Espoo

2022 
Designs for a Cooler Planet, Espoo
↳ Bella Skyway Festival, Tórun (Poland)
↳ Flow Festival, Helsinki
↳ Experiment: Experiment, Espoo

2021 
Reflektor Light Art Festival, Espoo
↳ Ars 108, Nokia
↳ Polar Night Light Festival, Ruka

2019  
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki
↳ Apupyörä, Helsinki

2018  
↳  Hear Art – See Sound Festival, Lori (Armenia)
↳  Ihmelehto, Helsinki
↳  Aktiiviloma festival, Inkoo
↳  Entropy 25V, Helsinki
↳  Roban avajaiset, Helsinki

2014–2017
↳  I Land Sound Festival, Saaremaa (Estonia)
↳ Metsareiv, Ulge (Estonia)
↳ Kuru Plirr Festival, Estonia
↳ Unhola, Helsinki 
↳ Kiehumispiste, Helsinki
↳ MAA-tila, Helsinki
Interviews, discussions and articles
2023
Hello Forest! Hello Spirits! A seminar on Finnish mythology, speaker, Oodi, 11.12.2023

2022
↳ Rajapinnalla / Bad UI was featured in Plymouth University's
Message Journal, a peer-reviewed journal on graphic design research.
↳ Nordic culture & underground funding, panelist, Aavistus Festival, 6.10.
↳ Nordic Lights panel discussion, moderator, Nonagon Festival, 16.8.
↳ 
Luna Radio programme on IDA Radio. 14.9.
2021
↳ 
Valoterapiaa kaamokseen. Koillissanomat 25.1.
 Vi­deo­tai­tei­li­ja pohtii ris­ti­rii­taa kau­ko­kai­puun ja mat­kai­lun kes­tä­mät­tö­myy­den välillä. Kaleva 22.1.

2020
↳ 
VJ-kulttuuri sai ensimmäisen kotimaisen festivaalinsa. Yle News 4.10.2020
↳ Yle TV news 4.10.2020
↳ Aavistus Festival artist talk, moderator, 3.10.2020
2018
↳ Last night a VJ saved my life, panel discussion by Entropy & Helsinki City Museum, panelist
2017
↳ Entropy's VJ course, lecturer
Live visual performances 

2024 (4)
Entropy 30v, Kaiku, Rare Rave, Ääniwalli.
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2023 (31)
Arctic Sounds (GL), Downtown Calling Festival, Flow Festival, Grotesk, H(e)aven, Ihmelehto, Kaiku, LOVI ambient club, Maskerad, Prima Vista Poetry Festival (EE), Signature Dark, Taseralik Cultural Centre (GL), Troubleshooting, TYEMYY, Ääniaalto Festival.
2022 (9)
Dance Theatre Minimi, DTM, H(e)aven, Kaiku, Korgy, Nonagon Festival (SE), Zodiak Helsinki, Ääniaalto Festival, Ääniwalli.
2021 (8)
CCTV (SE), DTM, Drifts Festival, Elektron Festival (EE), Kotimaan teknokatsaus, Pixelache Festival, Slush, TYEMYY, Ääniwalli.
2020 (11)
↳ Aavistus Festival, Kaiku, Kultti, LOVI ambient club, Nordic Audiovisual Artists (SE), Pixelache, Sumu, Troubleshooting, TYEMYY & more.
2019 (21)
↳ Apareiv (EE), H(e)aven, Kaiku, Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall (KZ), Kontula Electronic, Kotimaan teknokatsaus, LOVI ambient club, MYÖS, Querelle Festival, Thrdeyevsn, Uni (EE), Visio Festival & more.
2018 (29)
↳ AAVE Festival, Entropy, Forum Box, Ihmelehto, Kaiku, Kotimaan teknokatsaus, Medicineheads (NO), Proper Settings, Thrdeyevsn, Turku Modern Festival & more.
2017 (36)
↳ Flow Festival, Grelle Forelle (AT), Hytky, I Land Sound Festival (EE), Ihmelehto, Kaiku, Kotimaan teknokatsaus, Kuudes linja, Norbergfestival (SE), Playground AV Festival (AT), Thrdeyevsn, Urban Apa x Ateneum, Ääniwalli & more.
2013–2016 (68)
↳ Diskometsä, Hytky, Kaiku, Kultti Festival, Kuudes linja, Sideways after party, Trax Casino, Unhola & more.
Awards & honours
Vuoden Huiput 2023 design award. Jury member for Young Creatives
Vuoden Huipu 2022 design award.
Young Creatives Award Shortlist

Collective efforts

2019–present
↳ Co-founder, festival director, Aavistus Festival

2021–2022
↳ Co-founder, co-curator, Nordic Lights residency programme