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Björk Shares “Black Lake” Video and “Vulnicura Remix Project Part One”

Vulnicura is Out Now

Jun 09, 2015
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Last week Björk shared her 360° virtual reality video for "Stonemilker," which was previously only available to view in person at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City and the Rough Trade shops in New York and London. Now she's shared the video for "Black Lake," which was also directed by Andrew Thomas Huang and also previously available to view at MoMA. 

It's 10 minutes long, partly takes place in a cave in Iceland, and is fairly intense in parts.

Dazed premiered the video and included a statement (one lacking punctuation/capital letters) from Björk about the its creation:

"dear folks

 

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 for taking my first visual impulses and weaving into them his own magnificent vision:

 

i'm so honoured !!

 

it was a complex yet adventurous process to synchronise with so many departments

 

i would like to thank klaus biesenbach for commissioning it 

 

and the haxan cloak, the speaker collaborators, the architect david benjamin and 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 five months, eight lush gigs ?

 

i guess its time for 'stonemilker' and 'black lake' to get out there into the world after a three month stint in a museum (after all the effort, 'stonemilker' was like black lake's 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-nonsense music video (still my fave format) and i hope you don't mind the wait 

 

most curious though about them next things 

 

perhaps we don't 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 !!!

 

enthusiasm

 

björk"

 

Both "Black Lake" and "Stonemilker" were on Björk's album from earlier this year, Vulnicura. Dazed have also premiered today part one of a Vulnicura remix project. It features remixes from Lotic, Mica Levi, Katie Gately, and Kramphaft, and can be streamed over at Dazed.

 

Check out the "Black Lake" video below.



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