Exhibition: Bjork Digital at Somerset House
Immerse yourself in Bjork’s world via her new virtual reality exhibition at London’s Somerset House.
Bjork: Icelandic icon, sound artist, digital pioneer. Experience all three sides of the innovative pop star’s persona via her travelling showcase - a fusion of exhibition, presentation and sweeping cinema display touring Europe this Autumn. Somerset House’s 18th century corridors are the first stop and tracks from her 2015 album Vulnicura are the central theme - experienced via virtual reality and 360-technology.
Put on your VR headset and be transported to Iceland’s dramatic highlands or volcanic beaches via Black Lake or Stonemilker - mesmeric journeys directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang. Watch the artist transformed into a giant regal moth, or, in perhaps the most surreal of the films, go inside her as she sings track Mouthmantra. The exhilarating works on show demonstrates Bjork’s breadth and depth as both a conceptual artist and dynamic performer.
The fully immersive experience includes never-before-seen work by the singer - the video and cinema rooms interspersed with an interactive education space and a display of Bjork’s custom-made instruments. Notable collaboration on display include work with Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Nick Knight and Stephane Sedanaoui. Seeing the futuristic work against Somerset House’s classical backdrop gives this leg of the show even more impact.
Don’t miss Bjork’s curated virtual reality experience, at Somerset House until 23 October 2016.
Whistles muse: Bjork.