Music & Visions – projects selected by Giovanni Papalia + ThePT
Female Vampire, from Blood Bitch album. Released, September 30, 2016. Label, Sacred Bones Records. Producers, Jenny Hval & Lasse Marhaug.
Videoclip directed by: Jenny Berger Myhre. Concept by: Orfee Schuijt, Lasse Marhaug, Jenny Berger Myhre and Jenny Hval. Performed by: Jenny Hval, Orfee Schuijt, Anja Lauvdal, Heiða Karine Jóhannesdóttir Mobeck, Ingrid Haakstad, Sigrid Marie Kittelsaa Vesaas, Marianne Skjeldal.
Jenny Hval has in recent years made a name for herself as a recording artist and writer both in her native Norway and abroad. Multidisciplinary and transgressive are words often employed to describe her art, but Jenny Hval’s polyphonic artistry is in fact seamlessly interwoven between musical, literary, visual and performative modes of expression. Her artistic voice is altogether present, accessible and obscurely complex at the same time.
Hval released her first two albums under the alias Rockettothesky (an alias named after her very first recorded song in 1999, and slayed with the greatest pleasure in 2010). She has since recorded three albums under her own name: Viscera, Innocence Is Kinky, and Apocalypse, girl (Sacred Bones Records / Su Tissue, 2015). She made her debut as a writer with the novel Perlebryggeriet in 2009. The less genre friendly Inn i ansiktet followed in 2012. She has worked on a number of collaborations, sound pieces, compositions, productions and performances.
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“Through rhythmic repetition and seriality, Osamu Yokonami contemplates socialization and cultural homogeneity, highlighting our interconnectedness with nature and with one another. He explores dualistic, oppositional conceptions of selfhood and the fine line between innocence and vice.”
Osamu Yokonami (b. 1967, Kyoto, Japan) has had recent solo exhibitions in Japan and the United States, and participated in the Daegu Photo Biennial. He has published two monographs: 1000 Children and Assembly. Yokonami is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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