Previously at the ICA - Films
6 Sep 2007 – 8 Sep 2007
with Norwegian Wood by Cornershop.
In his film of a Norwegian folk dancer, Manchester-based artist Nick Jordan presents the 'halling' dance, which demonstrates strength and virility. Filmed in a woodland settlement in Norway and set to Cornershop's cover of this Beatles classic, Jordan's work makes connections between seemingly unrelated elements.
"I chose this cover of Norwegian Wood because it's an interesting fusion in itself. Sung in Punjabi, Cornershop re-frames The Beatles' original, which in 1965 marked the first use of a sitar in pop music."