Pietu Arvola is a Finnish experimental video artist and sound artist based in Helsinki.
In his video works Arvola utilises CRT TVs and VHS tapes as well as digital video techniques, programming and CGI which he processes using analogue video sources. Arvola’s video works have been exhibited at Outoja tiloja audiovisual festival, Kaivos-Festivaali, Mitäs Mitäs Mitäs festival and Minimalen festival in Trondheim.
Arvola’s sound installations have been exhibited at Helsinki Design Week, Bologna’s PHMuseum, Rifugio Digitale in Florence, National Museum of Finland, New York Fashion Week and more.
He has published three albums under the alias Bereen Ondo and performed solo around Finland and internationally. His noise rock band Musta Huone’s sophomore album Valosaasteen sekaan (This is not a dog / Paa jotaki, 2023) was chosen as The Quietus’ Album of the Week and the sixth best album of 2023.
Arvola also co-operates a small Helsinki-based record label Paa jotaki and is the vice-chairperson of Saiho ry, an association that organises the annual festival Konto-klubi, which focuses on experimental and marginal music. He is part of the artistic collective Studio Bom.