For the second intervention withing Matana Roberts exhibition at Bergen Kunsthall, Borealis invited Angharad Davies (violin).
Duration: 20 min
Davies lives in London even though many think she still lives in Wales. Since moving to London in 2002 her exploration of the violin took a different path from where she was heading after studying in Sheffield, Swansea, Manchester and a 6-year period of work, freelancing in orchestras in Düsseldorf. Slowly becoming immersed in the vibrant London improvised and contemporary music scenes opened up a fascinating new world of possibilities and opportunities. This has given her the chance to collaborate with countless inspirational people. She has a black cat.
The exhibition I Call America attempts to capture “the perplexity of what it means to be American in the twenty-first century”. The exhibition is Matana Roberts‘ first in Europe and is based on a comprehensive project that was first conceived during a residency at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and then realized as an exhibition at the Fridman Gallery in New York in 2016.