The Björk Digital Exhibition Heading to Los Angeles
After traveling to Tokyo and London, The Björk Digital exhibit will be heading to Los Angeles from May 19 – June 4. The Björk Digital exhibit is an ‘immersive virtual reality exhibition from Icelandic icon Björk’. The exhibition at Somerset House invites visitors to engage with her work through the latest in virtual reality (VR) technology.
“It’s fair to say that no other musician is as embracing of technology’s intersection with visual art as Bjork…The exhibition is billed to defy categorization, mixing performance, film, digital installation and interactive experience.”
Black Lake, Björk’s groundbreaking immersive film commissioned by the New York’s Museum of Modern Art treats audiences to panoramic visuals and envelops you in a bespoke, cutting edge surround-sound system. Filmed in the highlands of Iceland, the work was directed by the Los Angeles-based filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang. Huang also collaborated with Björk on Stonemilker VR, a project that transports the viewer to a private performance of the first track from Björk’s critically acclaimed Vulnicura album. Shot on location on a remote, windswept beach in Iceland and viewable in full 360-degree VR, the viewer is able to experience a one-to-one recital.
For Mouthmantra VR Björk worked with director Jesse Kanda to capture intense footage from inside her mouth while she sings the title track, her teeth and tongue twisting and seemingly taking on a life of their own. Meanwhile, Notget VR, directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, presents Björk as a digital moth giantess transformed by stunning masks created by artist James Merry.