Virtual reality

Björk Digital: Take a tour of the singer’s mouth & more…

By Kitty Knowles 1 September 2016
Björk - Mouthmantra VR. Directed by Jesse Kanda. Pic: Bjork Digital, Somerset House.
Summary

Enjoy the "private circus" virtual reality is.

As a musician Björk’s incredibly talented. But since we saw her in the swan dress back in 2001, we’ve also known her to be a bit of an oddball.

That’s why we’re not at all surprised that in her latest exhibition at Somerset House, Björk Digital, she invites you to take a virtual tour of her mouth.

Mouth Mantra VR lets fans get up close and personal with the Icelandic star as she sings away to the title track of her Vulnicura VR album.

Who wouldn’t want to see the singer’s shiny teeth take on a world of their own in Jesse Kandra’s intense VR film?

Björk, Vulnicura album art. Pic: Bjork Digital, Somerset House.
Björk, Vulnicura album art. Pic: Bjork Digital, Somerset House.

A whole host of VR

Visitors to Björk Digital will not only get to grips with the musician’s gob, but will get to experience “the private circus virtual reality is” as well as “some pleasant surprises”.

Last year, the singer (and VR studio Rewind) made waves with Stonemilker VR, a virtual music video that allowed fans to be serenaded by her on a beach, while Black Lake is an immersive film she created for New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

One of the more unusual VR pieces to be displayed at Björk Digital, Notget VR, depicts the singer transformed as a giant digital moth.

Read more: VR art hits MoMA for first time

Bjork in Notget VR. Pic: REWIND VR, Bjork Digital, Somerset House.
Bjork in Notget VR. Pic: REWIND VR, Bjork Digital, Somerset House.

Get appy

Not only will you get to see and hear new works by Björk, but you’ll also get to try out the apps and digital instruments behind her creative process.

Look out for extensive video works from directors including Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry, Nick Knight and Stéphane Sednaoui.

We can’t wait to climb in.

Björk Digital runs from 1 September – 23 October 2016, Somerset House London. More info here

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