Björk’s Biophilia has been really making the rounds: From Tribeca to the MoMA (where it’s accompanying app was added to the museum’s permanent collection and the singer was honored with a retrospective exhibit) to the school systems of several Scandinavian countries. And now, it’s coming to a city near you as the Björk: Biophilia Live multidimensional concert documentary will begin a series of screenings at cinemas, museums, libraries and festivals worldwide.
Starting Sept. 5 at Bíó Paradís in Reykjavík, Iceland, the film will travel through the rest of the year to venues including Moscow’s 360° Contemporary Science Film Festival, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Panama City’s Biomuseo, Rio de Janeiro’s Festival do Rio, and other locations as far out as Myanmar, Egypt and Venezuela.
Björk: Biophilia Live was directed by Nick Fenton and Peter Strickland, who edited together live show clips with animated sequences and gives viewers an up close look at Björk’s epic performances with her experimental custom-built instruments that include a hybrid gamelan-celesta, a Tesla Coil, and pendulum harp. The documentary performance also features an Icelandic female choir as well as a series of nature films.