Coming soon: A playground for the ultimate Bjork fan
Hey Bjork fans, you may wanna start planning a springtime detour to NYC. Starting March 8, Bjork will be getting her own retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Yeah, it’s kind of a big deal. The exhibition, simply titled “Bjork,” will honor the singer’s 20+ years in the music industry with various recordings, experimental videos, instruments and costumes. Yes, even her infamous Marjan Pejowski Swan Dress will be on display.
Did we mention? It’s gonna be huge. Literally.
The physical showcase will sprawl over several rooms and three floors in the MoMa’s Marron Atrium. A room on the second floor will be dedicated entirely to her new sound and video installation, “Black Lake,” which was inspired by a track off of her latest album, Vulnicura. In a cool past-meets-present kinda way, the adjacent rooms surrounding her “Black Lake” installation will screen Bjork’s impressive collection of music videos from her album Debut in 1993 to Biophilia in 2011.
True to Bjork, the exhibition seems to reflect her whimsical ways. According to the MoMa, instruments she used on Biophilia (which include a gameleste, pipe organ, gravity harp, and Tesla coil) will play sounds from the album at different points throughout the day.
In addition to these autonomous instruments, there will be a visual portion of the exhibition entitled Songlines, “which chronicles the last 22 years of Björk’s exemplary body of work through her eight albums.” For each of the eight albums, a visual character was created,”[representing] striking visual images that express and embody her music.” There will even be robots from her “All Is Full of Love” music video featured in this section of the exhibition!
The exhibition is set to run from March 8th through June 7th. The “Bjork” exhibition will be apart of MoMa’s general admission. The Songlines portion of the exhibition does require timed tickets, which will come at no extra charge, but will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, so plan ahead! Check out the MoMa’s website for more details. Then, call your friends in NYC and arrange to crash on their couch in the name of art.