Jenny Wilson – using art as a way of dealing with trauma and displaying the inequality of our societies

Talk
The Swedish artist will engage in a conversation about how she uses her art to process her personal trauma – and how she addresses the inequalities between genders.
19 Nov All day
Location: Roskilde Festival Højskole

Can art lead the way out of personal trauma? And at the same time expose inequality in society?

In 2016, Swedish singer Jenny Wilson was raped. Music allowed her to reclaim some of what had been taken from her. In a conversation with journalist Anya Mathilde Poulsen, Jenny Wilson will talk about using her art and releases to process a personal trauma. At the same time, she will reflect on how her artistic work also contributes to address the inequality that prevails between genders – not only in the music industry but in society in general. At the end of the interview Jenny Wilson will perform a couple of songs on the grand piano.

Over the past 24 years, Jenny Wilson has been a distinctive voice in the Scandinavian music scene. Both as co-founder of the indie rock band First Floor Power, in collaborative projects with other artists, e.g. The Knife, and not least as a solo artist. On 1 October 2021, her seventh solo album "Mestervärket" (‘masterpiece’) will be released. It will be her most soul-searching and naked album to date, which will take us on a journey through despair, loneliness and exhaustion after a turbulent decade. The release follows up on the two albums “EXORCISM” (2018) and “TRAUMA” (2019), both of which directly address the rape in 2016.