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Jenny Hval: Paradise Rot

  • Thu, 25 Oct 2018
  • 6.30 PM - 8.00 PM
  • Tickets: £5/£4

Norwegian musician and writer Jenny Hval has honed an intellectual and uncompromising view on politics and sexuality in her prose and in her music. Hval’s records, which include “Blood Bitch,” “Apocalypse, Girl” and “Innocence is Kinky,” and most recently “The Long Sleep”, share a dreamlike and intimate vision with her fiction, appearing in English in the first time with the publication of Paradise Rot - a lyrical debut novel from an artist renowned for her sharp sexual and political imagery.

In recent years Jenny Hval has 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.

Paradise Rot - Jo is in a strange new country for university, and having a more peculiar time than most. A house with no walls, a roommate with no boundaries, and a home that seems ever more alive. Jo’s sensitivity, and all her senses, become increasingly heightened and fraught, as the lines betweenbodies and plants, and dreaming and wakefulness, blur and mesh.

In conversation, Jenny Hval explores the world of her debut novel – a heady and hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire. She will be in coversation with Merseyside artist and writer Claire Potter, who works across performance, publication, installation and film to address modes of reading, speaking and writing.

To learn more about Jenny Hval visit: jennyhval.com/about

Thu 25 Oct / 6:30 - 8pm / Tickets: £5/£4.

Image: Baard Henriksen

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