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An immersive virtual reality exhibition from Icelandic icon Björk.
Somerset House are thrilled to announce the European premiere of Björk Digital, an exhibition of digital and video works, resulting from Björk’s collaborations with some of the world’s finest visual artists and programmers.
Björk constantly and consistently challenges the status quo, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in music, art and technology. In this exhibition, featuring never before seen work, the visitor is invited to engage through media including the latest in virtual reality (VR) technology.
Björk Digital includes: Black Lake, her groundbreaking immersive film directed by film-maker Andrew Thomas Huang, featuring panoramic visuals and bespoke, cutting edge surround-sound system, Stonemilker VR, another collaboration with Huang, that transports the viewer to a private performance of the first track from the Vulnicura album.
In Mouthmantra VR, director Jesse Kanda captures intense footage from inside Björk’s mouth as she sings the title track, whilst in Notget VR, directed by Warren Du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, Björk is presented as a digital moth giantess transformed by stunning masks created by artist James Merry.
Somerset House’s edition of the Björk Digital exhibition will include never-before-seen work by Björk. There will also be an interactive educational space which showcases the innovative apps and custom-made musical instruments from Biophilia, an app created by Björk that explores music, nature and technology. 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 Stephane Sedanaoui.
As part of the European premiere of the exhibition, Björk will also perform a special, one-off concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 21st September. See www.ents24.com/london-events/royal-albert-hall/bjork/4770790 for further information.
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