Cory Arcangel and Stine Janvin present the New York premiere of performance 'Identity Pitches' at the Flamboyán Theatre
12 January 2023
On Saturday 4 February at 8pm, ISSUE and Primary Information will present the NYC premiere of vocalist Stine Janvin and artist Cory Arcangel's Identity Pitches at Flamboyán Theater at The Clemente in the Lower East Side.
In Identity Pitches, Janvin and Arcangel will debut performances of scores and an audiovisual performance based on the knitting patterns for traditional Norwegian sweaters known as Lusekofte. The performance serves as a live manifestation of the book of the same name, recently published by Primary Information. The scores will be performed by an ensemble consisting of Janvin, Arcangel, and the renowned violin duo String Noise, composed of Conrad Harris and Pauline Kim Harris.
Utilizing three of the most popular designs (Setesdal, Fana, and the eight-petal rose of Selbu) of this ubiquitous garment, Janvin has created scores by mapping the knitting patterns onto the harmonic and subharmonic series, and integrating the tuning principles of traditional Norwegian instruments such as the mouth harp, lur, and willow flute. The resulting scores delve into the history of Norwegian folk music tunings, the Lusekofte sweater and their intersection with the cultural identity of the country over the last millennium. Mirroring the structure of the book, the performance will include stories, and conversation.
Tickets available via Issue Project Room.