Talk – Reading RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ

Wednesday 25th May 6pm
Rostockgata 2-4

Join the Jamaican-Norwegian researcher and lecturer Louisa Olufsen Layne as she presents New York artist Rammellzee’s personal mythology and unique linguistic wildstyle. Layne will explore a selection from Rammellzee’s written texts, lectures and interviews from the viewpoint of her own research. Why is Rammellzee relevant today? What theoretical, aesthetic or historical perspectives informed his practice? Questions, discussion and insights from the audience are actively encouraged.

Louisa Olufsen Layne (1989, Oslo) is Associate Professor in English Literature at the University of Oslo. She wrote her doctoral thesis on the work of Linton Kwesi Johnson (Oxford, 2017) and recently completed a post-doctoral project on the relationship between high and low culture during the Harlem Renaissance. Her particular interest is in the meeting point between literature and music.

This talk has been organised in connection with the exhibition RAMM:ΣLL:ZΣΣ – Ransom Notes at Kunsthall Oslo. The exhibition is open Tuesday-Sunday 12-5pm until 5th June.