VVBT is a spanish norwegian poet, actor and artist based in LONDON.
she holds a BA hons drama w/ creative writing from kingston university 2015-2018, where she won the 2016 academic achievement prize and the 2018 writers graduations prize.
she has been commissioned by The British Museum and The Royal Norwegian Embassy, and is the contributing editor of JEZGA Mag. her book 'swallowing feathers' came out with Sampson Low Ltd. in 2019, and her pamphlet 'no title' was published by Penteract Press the same year. her poetry has also appeared on 3:AM Magazine and in Tidsskriftet Utflukt, and been translated into Russian on Лиterraтура. her poetry performances, including both solo works and collaborations, have taken place at a range of national (uk) and international events.
she is represented by 4 WALLS MANAGEMENT, and is an alumni of The Impulse Company. performances include collaborations with Theatre Complicité and Dorich House.
CURATION, PERFORMANCE, EXHIBITION & PUBLICATION
The opening of the first Nordic Poetry Festival featured an exhibtion of four pieces from the new Timglaset Editions anthology
'I DREAM OF A FOREST. BUT IT'S A PROCESS', accompanied by the other artists in the book, and a solo performance on the opening night.
Episode #75 of the podcast A Poem A Week features a reading of the poem caught in a loophole.
PUBLICATION & TRANSLATION [FRENCH]
voyage de senteur, a poem and accompanying art piece, was published in Issue 3 of Å Journal, in original form and in French translation by Alicja Miler.
books should be broken, i'd rather bleed, belting fast while seating, and ibs were published by Partisan Hotel.
A performance and reading was comissioned by The British Museum in collaboration with The Royal Norwegian Embassy,
as a part of '[Special Event] Music and poetry for a summer's evening: Munch, Ibsen and Grieg'.
insectual instinct, pealing the apple of my eye, and tells time by water were published by Berfrois.
[i cut of my finger and threw it], from swallowing feathers (Sampson Low Ltd., 2019), was translated
into Russian by Belarusian poet and editor Maria Malinovskaya and published in Лиterraтура No. 136,
as part of the selection of poems 'European Poetry Festival. Part 1'.
An interview was published on Wombwell Rainbow.
swallowing feathers was published by Sampson Low Ltd. as part of Sampson Low European Poets Series.
Limited edition of 100.
Launched at Rose Theatre Kingston, at the opening event of European Poetry Festival 2019.
Buy - sampsonlow.co/2019/03/25/swallowing-feathers-vilde-valerie-bjerke-torset
Performance - youtube.com/watch?v=Q02oEyBV-TI&t=14s
More information - europeanpoetryfestival.com/sampsonlow