Jenny Hval
Talks and tours
Somerset House Studios

An evening with Jenny Hval

In association with Verso and the Quietus

Mon 22 Oct 2018
18.45-20.30
£8.00
Portico Rooms
South Wing

Explore the world of musician and writer Jenny Hval's debut novel, featuring an opening performance from Last Yearz Interesting Negro AKA Jamila Johnson-Small of resident collective Project O

Norwegian musician and writer Jenny Hval has honed an intellectual and uncompromising view on politics and sexuality in her prose and in her music, described as “vast and delicate, cosmic and prosaic” by Anna Wood of The Quietus.

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

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 between bodies and plants, and dreaming and wakefulness, blur and mesh.

An evening with Jenny Hval explores the world of her debut novel – a heady and hyper-sensual portrayal of sexual awakening and queer desire – in conversation with Anna Wood (the Quietus).