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VIDEO: WORLD PREMIERE OF BJÖRK DIGITAL AT CARRIAGEWORKS IN SYDNEY | BLOUIN ART INFO

June 16, 2016

By Nicholas Forrest [Published 13 Jun 2016]

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Sydney’s Carriageworks is hosting the world premiere of Björk’s new virtual reality exhibition, “Björk Digital,” as part of the 2016 Vivid Sydney Festival of Light, Music, and Ideas. The impressive project unfolds across five bespoke spaces where visitors will be immersed in a selection of the influential Icelandic artist’s music and videos in 4D.

“Björk Digital” marks the world debut of Björk’s new virtual reality project “Notget” by Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones, and the Australian launch of the works “Stonemilker,” “Mouth Mantra,” and “Black Lake.” The exhibition also presents Björk’s multimedia educational tool “Biophilia” and a curated program of Björk’s extensive video work spanning the artist’s entire career.

The exhibition begins with an intense cinematic experience of “Black Lake,” filmed in the highlands of Iceland; continues through the windswept 360 degree film “Stonemilker,” shot in Iceland; followed by “Mouth Mantra,” where viewers are transported inside the artist’s mouth; and onto “Notget,” which “envelopes and embeds the user into Björk’s performance.”

“I am very excited for you to see the VR [virtual reality] videos to ‘Vulnicura’. VR is not only a natural continuity to the music video, but has an even more intimate theatrical potential, ideal for this emotional journey,” says Björk. “I just thought, as a musician, that’s [VR] a really exciting toy to have, to be able to be that intimate with someone.”

To find out more about “Björk Digital,” BLOUIN ARTINFO spoke to Paul Clay, Executive Producer of the Manchester International Festival and the Producer of “Bjork Digital.”

Click on our slideshow to see images from the opening night of “Bjork Digital.” The exhibition is open through June 18 at Carriageworks.

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