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Contact
Email: v.r.holseter@gmail.com
Location: Berlin/Oslo
Norwegian Veslemøy Rustad Holseter (Moniker: Grinder Teeth) is a multi-media artist and musician living in Berlin. Her interdisciplinary live performance & sound art works explore themes of gender, political climate and sexuality as they relate to current day feminism and cultural ideology. In 2015 Holseter completed studies in Live Electronics at the Norwegian Academy Of Music, following a Bachelor in Music production at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (2012). She has previously presented work at Berlin Kunstfabrik HB55 (2014), National Jazzscene, Oslo (2015) and Multitest, Vienna (2015). Since autumn 2015 she has taken up residency in Berlin where she is presenting live works and performance pieces around Europe, while simultaneously running her intersectional feminist show 'HEX BITCH' on Cashmere Radio, acting as a part of the organisational team behind Berlin Drag-show ‘Faux Real’ at Kunstfabrik Am Flutgraben, Djing and doing various live sound and studio work.

Grinder teeth utilizes live improvisation through Ableton Live and Max Msp to build reverb soaked, layered soundscapes with noisy trip hop-beats in the likes of Vessel, Forest Swords and Jenny Hval. Her Debut EP 'Memory Of Flesh [[KIME]]', an opus for voice and live electronics set for release on Berlin label Freudian Slit February 2017 marks a new, darker direction in her work, exploring metallic instrumentation through themes of gender, desire and hypersensitivity. 

Available for Live Shows, Performance Pieces, Sound Installations, Music Production, Radio, Studio & Sound Tech work.

Instrumentation: Live Elctronics, Vox, Synths, Bass & Guitar.
Education
2014-2015 Norwegian Academy Of Music, Live Electronics
2011-2012 Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts, Bachelor BA Hons Music
2010-2011 Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts, Bachelor BA Hons Music
2009-2010 Liverpool Institute Of Performing Arts, Bachelor BA Hons Music
2008-2009 Trøndertun Folkehøgskole, Trondheim Music
2007-2008 Stange Videregående, Skole Music VK2
2006-2007 Stange Videregående, Skole Music VK1
2005-2006 Stange Videregående, Skole Music
Selected Performances
Deflection Exhitbition, European Month Of Photography, Pudderraum, Berlin, 28 October 2016
Live Performance With ‘V’ for Fotoklubb Kollektiv’s Photography Exhibition ‘Deflection’ @ European Month Of Photography
Hex Tour, Texture Manchester, 25 September 2016
Solo Live Performance - Tour with Aja Ireland
Hex Tour, Shack, Nottingham, 24 September 2016
Solo Live Performance - Tour with Aja Ireland
Hex Tour, New River Studios, London, 19 September 2016
Solo Live Performance - Tour with Aja Ireland
Hex Tour, Bei Ruth, Berlin, 18 September 2016
Solo Live Performance - Tour with Aja Ireland
Hex Tour, Fluc, Wien, 15 September 2016
Solo Live Performance - Tour with Aja Ireland
’Love A Harbour Made Of Gold’ @ Get Fuxxed, Olympia Bukakkis, Engels, Berlin, 4 September 2016
Text and Sound-based Performance Piece on the Strengths and Beauty of Emotional Vaulnerability.
’Fear Of The Femme Body’ at Faux Real – Engels, Berlin, 13 August 2016
Text and Sound-based Performance Piece deconstructing how we percieve and treat femme-presenting bodies in public space, touching on subjects such as sexual harassment, masculine-presenting privilege and pop-culture horrors films as ’Teeth’, ’Jennifers Body’ and ’Under The Skin’.
Bitchcraft Festival, Barlok Barlok, Brussels, 10 July 2016
Live Performance With ‘V’ @ Bitchcraft Festival
Gender Fuck Border Fuck, Supamolly, Berlin, April 2016
Live Performance and dj-set, supporting Mad Kate and the Tide
White Poppy, Not not Fun Records, Heimathafen, Berlin, March 2016
Solo Live Performance with Californian White Poppy, Multitest Festival, Vienna, Austria, October 2015
Solo Live Performance, Multitest Festival curated by Multiversal, Gil-Scott Heron Tribute, St.Georges Hall, Liverpool, August 2015
Gil-Scott Heron tribute-concert featuring Talib Kwela, Asad and The Christians, Liverpool International Festival, Bad Conscience, Loophole, Berlin, August 2015
Solo Live Performance, Bad Conscience, curated by Hyenaz, Pizdet, Oslo, June 2015
Solo Live performance at Juliana Venter’s all girls night, Melies – Short movie screening, Deichmanske library, Oslo, June 2015
Live electronics performance to short movies by George Melies curated by Skrrr, Støyscenen (Noise Stage), Deichmanske Library, Oslo, June 2015
Solo Live Performance at Støyscenen, Oslo day of Music, Volumfestivalen, Elverum Art gallery June 2015
Solo Live Performance at the opening of Volumfestivalen art exhibition, Musikkbaren, Norwegian Academy of Music, June 2015
Solo Live Performance Season Finale, Musikkbaren, Berlin Music Video Awards, Klubb K17 Berlin, May 2015
Live Performance with Berlin-musician ‘V’ at the Berlin Music Video Awards
National Jazzscene, Oslo, May 2015
Solo Live Performance at National Jazzscene, Fiddlers Elbow, Camden – London, May 2015
Solo Live Performance Camden London
Ladyfest Festival, Deichmanske Library, Oslo, March 2015
Solo Live Performance at Ladyfest Oslo
Mini February-tour with Berlin-musician V, Rote Insel - Berlin, Zorro -Leipzig, Barlok Barlok - Brussels, February 2015
Solo Live Performance at NMH, Norwegian Academy Of Music, Oslo, November 2014
Solo Live Performance with synth-orchestra Orchestra Hit, Huhnermanhattan, Halle, Germany, December 2014
Solo Live Performance with synth-orchestra Orchestra Hit, Zorro, Leipzig, Germany, December 2014
Solo Live Performance with synth-orchestra Orchestra Hit, Beirut, Berlin, November 2014
Solo Live Performance with synth-orchestra Orchestra Hit, Kunstfabrik HB55, Berlin June 2014
Sound installation and Live Performance, Quiet Violence, Scherer 8, Berlin May 2014
Solo Live Performance with SuperSpaceProject, Ausland Berlin, October 2013
Live Performance as guitarist in Yuri Landman Ensemble., The Scream - Marina Abramovic, Oslo, August 2013
Live Performance together with Marina Abramovic as part of her performance piece ‘The Scream’. Don’t drop the Dumbells, Liverpool, April 2013
Curating, Live Performance and Dj’ing at SIRENS #2 Electronic art and club night. Don’t drop the Dumbells, Liverpool, March 2013
Curating and Live Performance at SIRENS #1 Experimental art and club night. Liverpool Music Awards, St.Georges Hall Liverpool, August 2013
Live Performance Featuring Ghostchant. Finnstad Festival, Stange Kommune, July 2013
Solo Live Performance, guitar, vocal and electronics. Cansei De Ser Sexy, East Village Arts Club, Liverpool, May 2013
Support for Brazilian CSS with current band Wet Mouth, bass and vocals. How to Dress well (US), Leaf, Liverpool, May 2013
Support for ‘How to Dress well’ with Norwegian-Indian electronic-duo KALA. he Crimson Grail, Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, September 2012
Performing guitarist in New York experimental composer Rhys Chatham’s ‘The Crimson Grail’ performed as the opening piece of Liverpool Biennale 2012