Literary Witch's Sabbath
Jenny Hval, Olga Ravn and Hedda Lingaas Fossum
Oppdatert mandag 17. desember 2018, kl. 13:5013:50
I Jenny Hvals nye roman Å hate Gud skildres outsideren og utenforskapet, men også et bandfellesskap og et heksenettverk som utfører ritualer mot maktmennesker og institusjoner. Sammen med forfatterkollega Johanne Lykke Holm har Ravn åpnet «Hekseskolen», en skriveskole som blant annet arbeider med ritualer, samlinger og heksa som protest. Hedda Lingaas Fossum er skribent, kritiker og redaktør for antologien Ulyd som kom tidligere i høst, hvor også Ravn bidro. Her kan du høre hennes samtale med Hval og Ravn om magi, skaperkraft og maktkritikk. Samtalen fant sted på Litteraturhuset 31. oktober 2018.
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"I hate fowls , baptisms , weddings and funerals . I hate the Crazy Falcon Party and I hate the confession . I hate it on the rams, backwards and upside down. Our Father , you who are in hell. "
What do you do when you grow up in the soft, wet Southland surrounded by white houses and Christian people talking about God ? For the I-person in Jenny Hval 's new novel Hating God is the answer to dress in black, to seek alternative underground environments and to cultivate hatred against God and the South. Here, the outsider and outsider are portrayed, but also a band community and a witch network that performs rituals against power men and institutions. In the center is the witch as a symbol of resistance and magic.
For the Danish author Olga Ravn , the witch has long been a symbol of rebellious creation. She draws the lines back to American performance artist WITCH (Women's International Terrorist Conspiracy from Hell), who in the 1960s used the witch character to oppose capitalism and patriarchy. Together with writer-colleague Johanne Lykke Holm, Ravn has opened "Witch School", a writing school that works with rituals, rallies and witch as a protest.
Hedda Lingaas Fossum is a writer, critic and editor of the anthology Ulyd, which came earlier this fall, where Ravn also contributed. She was also an editor when the magazine Fett had a theme number about witches in 2016. Now she meets Hval and Ravn for a conversation about magic, creative power and power criticism. To round off this evening, which is until Halloween, Ravn will perform a real witch ritual.