The Cavalry Series: Kjersti Vetterstad

Kjersti Vetterstad
Image: Kjersti Vetterstad as Jerry More, preparing Mom & Jerry’s Mega Rave at Platform Stockholm.
Photo by Christopher Horne Iversen as Anal-Arne Rassmussen

Kjersti Vetterstad and Jacquelyn Davis met one incredible afternoon in Hammarby Sjöstad. When examining Vetterstad’s work, ranging from Mom and Jerry to the Daughters of Valhalla (in collaboration with Monica Winther) to her solo pursuits, her devotion became evident. Vetterstad’s work is oftentimes influenced by Norse mythology and paganism (e.g. The Giants of Yore and Völuspá found in the Poetic Edda) and peripherally: by Norwegian black metal bands of the 80′s-90′s such as Burzum, Darkthrone, Emperor, Immortal and Mayhem. Sporting a tank top on the patio laughing, Vetterstad seemed far from “dark”—more like the solstice sun: here to stay. This talk was originally recorded on July 6, 2011.

Kjersti Vetterstad is a Norwegian artist currently working and living in Oslo, Stockholm and Berlin. Visit www.kjerstivetterstad.com.

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2011.07.16