Björk announces an immersive experience in London, to be presented at Somerset House next September. The Icelandic artist will offer a private theatrical situation, using virtual reality to provide a unique way to connect with her audience.
“It’s a show that is part performance, part exhibition, part film, part digital installation—it crosses music, visual arts, design, technology,” Somerset House director Jonathan Reekie told The Guardian. “It celebrates her vast artistry and the fact that she’s an artist that completely defies categorisation.
Titled “Björk Digital”, the show will include Black Lake, Björk’s groundbreaking immersive film commissioned by the New York’s Museum of Modern Art where the audience is treated to panoramic visuals and can experience by 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 will be able to experience a one-to-one recital.
As part of the European premiere of Björk Digital, she will be performing for one night only at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 21 September.