Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.
An exhibition marking the experimental visual work of the ground-breaking singer Bjork is to be held in London’s Somerset House this autumn – along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.
Bjork Digital will open at the central London venue on September 1st and runs until 23rd October, with the aim of showcasing the visual work the Icelandic singer has created in collaboration with others over the last two decades to accompany her musical projects.
Bjork performing in 2015
The 50 year old singer, who released her most recent album Vulnicura in January 2015, will be making a solitary live appearance at the Royal Albert Hall on September 21st. It will be her only UK performance this year, and her first non-festival show in over three years.
Bjork herself is involved in the curation of this exhibition, “down to the smallest detail”. It is the same exhibition that has graced Tokyo and Sydney, and will feature never-before-seen material, as well as providing attendees with the opportunity to interact with the exhibits – such as the 360-degree virtual reality for ‘Stonemilker’ that was filmed on a remote beach in her homeland.
Somerset House’s director, Jonathan Reekie, said that the exhibition would stand as a testament to Bjork’s disregard for boundaries as an artist that have made her one of the most respected figures in music.
Bjork performing in 2008
“It’s a show that is part performance, part exhibition, part film, part digital installation – it crosses music, visual arts, design, technology. It’s amazing and is brilliant for us at Somerset House,” he said.
“It celebrates her vast artistry and the fact that she’s an artist that completely defies categorisation. If you delve into her work over the years you can see she’s created some extraordinary film pieces around her music, and it’s rare to see an artist willing to embrace all these new technologies, like virtual reality, so fully into their work.”