The Icelandic singer-songwriter’s mesmerizing new video, made in collaboration with Gucci’s Alessandro Michele and artist Andrew Thomas Huang premiering over on Nowness.
“The Gate is essentially a love song, but I say ‘love’ in a more transcendent way. Vulnicura was about a very personal loss, and I think this new album is about a love that’s even greater. It’s about rediscovering love—but in a spiritual way, for lack of a better word.” – Björk, Dazed magazine
"For the first release from her forthcoming new album, co-produced by Arca, Björk has teamed up with a super-troupe of contributors to create a hallucinogenic new video. Artist Andrew Thomas Huang lends his tech-savvy hand to envision a kaleidoscopic world inhabited by the singer-songwriter, who is clad in an iridescent otherworldly garment designed by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele." Nowness
One gets the sense that Björk isn't really making videos anymore, but seeking to create complete worlds. "Notget" is exactly that, taking place in something like a more artistic/alt Pandora, with Björk in distinctive masks and make-up.
An endoscope-style camera probably won't even make most cinematographer's preferred gear list, but there's no denying it can take you places you can't possibly fit an Alexa. "Mouth Mantra" starts off where it should — Björk's mouth — before pulling out to showcase a somewhat more traditional visual.
PS: And if you're intrigued, make sure you revisit the Father "Who's Gonna Get" video from earlier this year, which was probably the first video to use an endoscope for get crazy close to an artist.
Another seemingly simple video from Bjork and director Andrew Thomas Huang, except this one clocks in at a mighty 10 minutes and was originally commissioned as a 3D piece for the singer's MOMA exhibition.
This might be the most straightforward Björk video ever — but only if you disregard the fact that this is a 360 degree virtual reality clip that can also be experienced quite well in 2D via a YouTube interface.
"Family" is billed as a "moving album cover" for new release Vulnicura, as opposed to a traditional music video. That said, there's no need to downgrade your expectations: This collaboration between Bjork and Andrew Thomas Huang is as engaging and odd and beautiful as you could hope.
Bjork has entered a sort of Georgie O'Keefe mode with "Lionheart" — or heck, maybe sometimes a beating heart and heaving chest is just a beating heart and a heaving chest — as she pings between big time senusality and avant-garde costume design in this music video tie-in for new album Vulnicura.
Who needs Swan Lake when we're about to get Black Lake?
Björk officially enters the realm of fine art — even though any music video fan already considers her atop the "music video as art" food chain — with a forthcoming retrospective at NYC's prestigous MOMA, and this video to commemorate the occasion.
Based on the preview, we're in for another doozy courtesy of director Andrew Thomas Huang, who previously worked with Bjork on the "Mutual Core" video.
There are big screens and then there are really big screens. Director/Artist Andrew Thomas Huang's beautiful "Mutual Core" video for Bjork recently received Midnight screenings in Time Square via a new Streaming Museum program that takes traditionally "online" content and brings it into the real world.