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 Punjabi cover of
this Beatles classic, Jordan's work makes connections between seemingly
this cover of Norwegian Wood because it's an interesting fusion in
itself. Sung in Punjabi, Cornershop re-frame The Beatles' original,
which in 1965 marked the first use of a sitar in pop music.
dance is largely improvised, with some time-honoured acrobatic moves
including the ‘kastet’, in which the gallant dancer jumps
and kicks a hat from the end of a wooden pole, held aloft by a maiden."
From ICA exhibition