Bendik Giske explores ideas of queer time and ecstasy in Not Yet3 min read
A documentary about Giske’s new fee done in Oslo, developed in collaboration with Bridget Ferrill and Theresa Baumgartner.
Bendik Giske is an artist and saxophonist whose apply regularly blurs the boundaries between overall performance, installation and tunes. About two solo albums for Smalltown Supersound – 2019’s Surrender and 2021’s Cracks – Giske has pushed his instrument and human body to the limit via round respiratory tactics that stretch and form his tender compositions.
In March 2021, Giske was commissioned by Oslo’s MUNCH Museet to make a new reside get the job done, Not Yet. Created in collaboration with seem artist Bridget Ferrill and that includes lighting and bespoke scenography by Theresa Baumgartner, Not Nonetheless is a functionality that explores concepts of queer time and ecstasy, drawing inspiration from the to start with passage of José Esteban Muñoz’s book Cruising Utopia, which references queerness as something glimpsed on the horizon that belongs to everyone.
“Queerness is not nevertheless here,” Muñoz writes. “Queerness is an ideality. Put a further way, we are not still queer, but we can really feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality. We have never ever been queer, nonetheless queerness exists for us as an ideality that can be distilled from the previous and employed to think about a foreseeable future. The potential is queerness’s area.”
In this movie, directed and developed by Fact’s Pedro S. Küster and featuring distinctive footage from the are living performance of Not But, Giske discusses the lots of revolutionary tactics that go into producing his get the job done, from round respiratory to working with microphones mounted on the instrument to build distinct tonal features. Giske also discusses the inspiration behind Not Nevertheless and the notion of ‘stepping out of the binary’ to develop a distinctive tonal and spatial experience, just one that communicates with both equally the viewers and the overall performance setting.
“Queerness will never be listed here,” Giske claims. “It is inherently a thing that exists in the upcoming, and normally will be. I like that thought.”
Composed and done by Bendik Giske
Film directed and made by Pedro S. Küster
Audio by Bridget Ferrill
Gentle and stage by Theresa Baumgartner
Costume by Nicole Walker
Hair and make-up by Akischa Budd
Maja Wilhite Hannisdal
Pedro S. Küster
Audio blended by Bridget Ferrill
Not But was commissioned by MUNCH for MUNCH Are living
Effectiveness developed by Erica Berthelsen and Anette Engkvist
Extra output by Sofie B. Ringstad
Creative Director: Ingrid Moe
Senior Curator: Tominga O’Donnell
Project Manager: Jonas Vebner
Technological Supervisor: Lasse Baklien
Creation Manager: Kaja Langø Aasmoe
Not Nevertheless is supported by Arts Council Norway, The Norwegian Composers’ Fund, The Fund for Accomplishing Artists, Town of Oslo and Fond for Lyd og Bilde, Norwegian Arts Overseas and The Norwegian Ministry of Overseas Affairs.
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