As part of Hull 2017’s second season, Roots and Routes, North Atlantic Flux was an experimental festival celebrating Hull’s Nordic links, while exploring the best in sonic creativity.
Curated by critically acclaimed singer-songwriter John Grant and produced in partnership with Curated Place, the four-day festival brought together some of the most innovative musicians from Norway, Denmark and Iceland together with those from Hull and the rest of the UK.
As well as an exclusive set by John Grant himself, headliners included Icelandic electronic dance collective GusGus, Norwegian multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer Lindstrøm and Wrangler, which brings together Stephen Mallinder of Cabaret Voltaire, Phil Winter from Tunng and John Foxx collaborator Benge.
Also on the line-up was Icelandic act Ghostigial, fronted by Einar Örn who was previously with the Sugercubes and has worked with the likes of Björk, Damon Albarn and David Byrne.
Other performers included Tonik Ensemble, led by Anton Kaldal Ágústsson; Sóley; Ragga Gisladottir; Nordic Affect; Susanne Sundfør; and Nils Bech.
British artists included Steve Cobby and Russ Litten; Tom Kay; trumpet soloist Simon Desbruslais; sound and visual artist Jez Riley French; and James Orvis, who has worked with Hull theatre company Middle Child and was a founding member of electronica act Paris XY.
Hull Takeover: Previews
Image: Athena Papadopoulos, A Tittle-Tattle Tell-a-Tale-Heart, courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist 2019. © James Mulkeen
A Tittle-Tattle Tell-a-Tale Heart, Athena Papadopoulos
The Witching Hour
Keisha Thompson: Man on the Moon
IETM Hull 2019 Artistic Programme
Measures of Life by The Lumen Prize for Digital Art
A Duckie Summer Tea Party / LGBT50
PRS Foundation New Music Biennial 2019
Suki Seokyeong Kang
Place To Place: Liverpool Biennial Touring Programme
Jamie Reid XXXXX: Fifty Years of Subversion and The Spirit
Contains Strong Language
Act VII: Land of Green Ginger
John Grant's North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay
Hull Truck Theatre
The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca
Ella Dorton, Journey to the Centre of the Couch (Couches & Other Good Ideas). Courtesy of Humber Street Gallery and the artist, 2019. © Jules Lister
Journey To The Centre Of The Couch (Couches & Other Good Ideas), Ella Dorton
Image: Cut, Humber Street Gallery 2019. ©James Mulkeen
Cut, Richard Houguez & Graham Jones
Candoco Dance Company Face In by Yasmeen Godder Photography by Hugo Glendinning
IETM Hull 2019 Plenary Meeting
Urban Legends: Northern Lights
Home Town Story
It Takes a Village