Bergen Kunsthall welcomes legendary multi-media producer, writer, and DJ Terre Thaemlitz for two-day residency exploring the meaning of hospitality, silence and secrecy as tools for social organising.
‘Lovebomb/Ai No Bakudan’ is an analysis of love as a cultural mechanism which enables otherwise unacceptable acts of violence, as demonstrated by domestic violence, a terrorist's love for her cause and America's vengeful love of freedom...
Digitally processed spoken word samples narrate various scenarios of global violence - from a posthumous association between the roots of Italian Futurism and the 1906 lynching of three black men in Terre's home town, to the social abuses and neglect emburdened on the last lingering survivors of atomic blasts in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to Terre's personal post-queer-bashing traumas. Sharp video edits of animation, collage and found footage add new layers of depth and dark humor to the 'Lovebomb' audio project.
This concert will be followed by a Q&A session with Terre.