Björk Digital has landed at Somerset House. The exhibition contains digital and video works that have resulted from Björk’s collaborations with some of the finest visual artists and programmers in the world.
A celebration of Björk's unmatched collaborative approach to music and art, the exhibition allows visitors to engage with her work through the latest in virtual reality (VR) technology. A typically pioneering approach from the Icelandic legend, Björk‘s desire is for audiences to connect with her work in new ways.
Work included in the exhibition includes Black Lake, an immersive film which was commissioned by MOMA where you can experience panoramic visuals filmed in the highlands of Iceland – directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang. The piece is enveloped by a bespoke sound system.
Also featured in the exhibition is Mouthmantra, a collaboration with acclaimed director Jesse Kanda which captures footage from inside her mouth whilst singing the title track from her recent release. As part of the European premiere of Björk Digital, Björk will hold rare set of performances at the Royal Albert Hall on 21 September and Eventim Apollo on 24 September.
A programme of Björk’s extensive video work will run alongside the exhibition, spanning the artist’s 24-year career during which she has collaborated with film directors including the award winning Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Nick Knight and Stéphane Sednaoui.
i am so excited to invite you all to björk digital exhibition at somerset house . we are showing the virtual reality videos from vulnicura on dozens of headsets and premiering in london some pleasant surprises .... this is a further step into completing the full vulnicura vr album which will come out soon .
i feel the chronological narrative of the album is ideal for the private circus virtual reality is . a theatre able to capture the emotional landscape of it
ive put importance in the exhibition on the interactive element , that folks can watch vulnicura on vr and try biophilia w ipads
and a cinema room with all my videos in 5.1
hope you come
Björk Digital runs from 1 September – 23 October 2016. Tickets are available here.
The exhibition is supported by: Intel. AMD. HTC. Bowers and Wilkins. Barco Iosono