Another week, another gripping new video from Björk. On Friday, the Icelandic songstress unveiled the immersive clip for “Stonemilker”, which was filmed specifically for Oculus Rift. Today, we’re finally able to feast our eyes on “Black Lake”, a 10-minute “music and film experience” inspired by the titular Vulnicura track.
Created by director Andrew Thomas Huang, the visual originally debuted as part of Björk, the Museum of Modern Art’s multimedia exhibition chronicling Björk’s storied career, and finds the artist slithering between rocky crevices and blackened lava fields. Watch below.
Björk has provided an accompanying message:
here comes the black lake video
a video me and andrew thomas huang did
i would like to thank him and james merry so strongly for going through with me the longest video process yet, especially to andrew for his talented elegant patience and to take my first visual impulses and weave into them his own magnificent vision :
im so honoured !!
it was a complex yet adventurous process to synchronize with so many departments
i would like to thank klaus biesenbach for commissioning it
and to the haxan cloak , the speaker collaborators , the architect david benjamin , marco perry who all helped me make the most ideal sound room possible for that song
and then thank derek and emma birkett and tamsin . and iris and erna
and arca for producing the music with me
can i also thank new york for a feisty 5 months , 8 lush gigs ?
i guess its time for “stonemilker” and “black lake” to get out there into the world after a 3 month stint in a museum ….. ( after all the effort , stonemilker was like black lakes spontaneous baby sibling ha ha ha ) we tried to make it in a way it was both at home there and also as a no nonesense music video ( still my fav format) and i hope you dont mind the wait
most curious though about them next things
perhaps we dont even have the best tools yet
and technology might be where all the senses can merge even better ?
!!! here´s to some more VR vulnicura releases soon !!!