Jenny Hval – I want to be a machine
Photo: Jenny Berger Myhre
I want to be a machine is an interdisciplinary music performance with new music written and performed by Jenny Hval and three fellow musicians.
There is a limited number of tickets for this concert.
A ticket for the concert also gives access to the exhibitions at Henie Onstad.
Free for anyone under 18, as long as it isn't sold out.
- Normal ticket: 270, -
- HOK member: 240, -
I want to be a machine is also an essay, written on stage, with words, images, acoustic and electronic instruments and non-instruments. This text is about what it means to be on stage.
As a young art student, Hval was introduced to the play Die Hamletmaschine (1977) by the German playwright and poet Heiner Müller. This play creates a modern, post-dramatic machine out of Shakespeare's famous Hamlet, but for Hval it was more than that. The characters resembled what she hoped pop musicians could be: broken pieces of fallen greatness, heroic tales and the human experience, put back together into something resembling people. Voices that can tell other, stranger and more absurd stories.
I want to be a machine asks what kind of stories the artist can tell in a time where music, and perhaps art in general, has lost almost all value as a physical, corporeal and philosophical experience.
Duration about 60 minutes.