Grinder is a small community of 200 people in Norway. Veslemøy Rustad Holseter not only grew up here – the town seal adorned with a row of wolf’s teeth is also what inspired her alter ego: Grinderteeth. An interdisciplinary light and sound artist, Grinderteeth creates cathedral-like soundscapes that are simultaneously harsh and noisy, layering pounding beats with distorted vocals. Thematically and conceptually, Rustad Holseter’s work revolves around socio-political themes as well as experiences of the human self, gender and sexuality. In this respect, her sound works function as a manifesto – a reflection on what it means to alive and to participate in modern society and its psyche. Since establishing herself on the scene, Grinderteeth has presented her work at the CTM festival in Berlin, New River Studios and NTS in London, as well as in Brussels, Athens, Istanbul, Gdansk, Los Angeles, New York, Oslo and Vienna.
In 2021, Grinderteeth is receiving a grant of 8,000 euros to work on an audio-visual album project.