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Jenny Hval and her long-standing musical collaborator and life partner Håvard Volden talk to journalist Timo Posselt one day prior to their show as Lost Girls at the Saint Ghetto Festival.

With two novels, five music albums and various theatre works to her name, Norwegian Jenny Hval has become one of the most exciting and prolific contemporary pop artists. A questioning, passionate and often witty perspective on art, feminism and sexuality runs through her publications, and her work blurs the lines between pop and art contexts beyond recognition. Menstruating vampires have already met voyeuristic sex fantasies, feminist critique of capitalism apocalyptic scenarios. The changing combinations of folk, jazz, spoken word and electronic music are as unconventional as they are accessible.

Lost Girls – named after the Victorian sex comic by Melinda Gebbie and Alan Moore – is the duo project with Håvard Volden. On their album «Menneskekollektivet», spotted guitar surfaces mix with blunt rave beats, spoken sequences with melodious vocals.

Timo Posselt, born in 1991, regularly writes about literature, film and pop culture for media in Switzerland and abroad. His texts appear in the NZZ am Sonntag, Republik Magazin, the weekly WOZ, the magazine of the Tages-Anzeiger and many others. He studied history, German and gender studies at the University of Basel.


Fotocredits: Lasse Marhaug

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