Divided into five unique spaces staged at the London Design Biennial HQ, Somerset House, Björk Digital is an experimental Virtual Reality project merging the Icelandic singer’s music with the latest in cutting-edge technology. Björk has been a long-time ambassador of the utilisation of technology to assist in enhancing her soundscapes and realising her creative potential. Here are the HausMag highlights of the singer’s latest fascinating exhibition.

BJORK-pHOTO-2-JUILLET-2016Björk Digital -Vulnicura | Photography Courtesy of Radio Org

This exhibition is an opportunity for visitors to experience four virtual reality videos for the Vulnicura tracks which are due to be released this winter. In order for visitors to experience the exhibition in sync, ticket holders are taken through the area in timed groups. The creative process behind the exhibition is quite astounding, with a specially designed sequence which leads you through an incredible, hallucinogenic experience.

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Björk Digital – Björk’s Online Avatar | Photography Courtesy of Somerset House


Björk Digital – Björk’s Online Avatar Sculpture | Photography Courtesy of The Guardian

“I feel the chronological narrative of the album is ideal for the private circus virtual reality is; a theater able to capture the emotional landscape of it.”

Björk, 2016.7. Björk - Mouthmantra VR. Directed by Jesse Kanda

Björk Digital – Mouthmantra | Photography Courtesy of Somerset House

This Virtual Reality exhibit is an opportunity to experience the ethereal singer’s music and take a glimpse into the mind of the artist in a way never available before. You become so intimately close to the artist that, at one point, during the climatic peak of the Mouthmantra video, you find yourself virtually sitting inside the singers mouth while she is performing the track.


Björk Digital – Stonemilker | Photography Courtesy of Dazed Digital

The breathtaking landscapes which can be found in Björk’s native home, Iceland, provides a reoccurring narrative throughout the exhibition. In the 360-degree video accompanying the Stonemilker track, you follow Björk to a remote beach off the coast of Iceland. “I wish to synchronise our feelings, our feelings” the singer chants as she circles around you, the private audience.

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Björk Digital | Photography Courtesy of Somerset House

“The laptop gave me a personal studio to make Vespertine; the touchscreen helped me map my own idiosyncratic musicology outside the classical canon and reconnect it with nature and make Biophilia; VR is helping to making a new stage free of politics where sound and vision is swirling free in 360, fully liberated.”

Björk, 2016.

4. Björk, Vulnicura album art

Björk Digital | Photography Courtesy of Somerset House

Don’t miss this fascinating glimpse into the artistic possibilities of virtual reality. Immerse yourself in the captivating magic of Björk’s music at Somerset House, London, until October 23rd 2016. Entry is £15, £12.50 for concessionary tickets.

Visit Björk Digital at Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, United Kingdom