The highly-anticipated Björk retrospective opened yesterday at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The multimedia exhibition focuses on the prolific Icelandic musician/artist's albums, films, music videos, fashion (of course, the Swan dress will be there), and ephemera that were created during her 20+ year career.
According to The New York Times, which previewed "Björk" last week, "the show is among the museum’s largest and most technically involved installations." Replicas of the singer were cast from 3-D scans of her body, to serve as mannequins installed throughout the museum. And for "Black Lake" – a 10-minute sound-and-video installation commissioned by MOMA and a song from her new album, Vulnicura – architect David Benjamin and 3-D design firm Autodesk teamed up to create a blueprint to map the song's volume and frequency so that visitors will actually feel and experience, and not just hear, the music. "6,000 soundproofing cones were meticulously hand-stitched in felt, and technicians spent hours mixing the song for the space, with Björk’s oversight."
The exhibit also features a screening room showing a retrospective of her videos, from Debut to Biophilia, along with many other interactive, audio-based experiences. Oh, and robots! The ones designed by Chris Cunningham for the “All Is Full of Love” music video, that is.
Björk will be on view at MOMA through June 8, 2015. Don't miss this one!