Björk Delves Into Virtual Reality For Her ‘Stonemilker’ Video
The 360-degree panorama debuts at MoMA PS1 and Rough Trade's Brooklyn and London stores
It was only a matter of time before Björk got into the virtual reality game. In advance of the physical release of her latest album Vulnicura next week, Björk has decided to share another music video in support of it. But following the more traditional clips for “Lionsong” and the “moving album cover” for “Family” she’s decided to do something that seems a little more up her alley and release a virtual reality video for the album’s stunning and swirling orchestral leadoff track “Stonemilker.”
Teaming up again with Andrew Huang—who also directed the multi-channel video installation for “Black Lake” at her MoMA retrospective—the Icelandic auteur decamped to the beach where the song was written with a 360 camera. Björk said in a press release that the resulting clip, mirrors the “cyclical fugue” of the track and “as you watch on the virtual reality headset, it will be as if you are on that beach and with the 30 players sitting in a circle tightly around you.” That’s a still from the video up above, but if you want to see the whole thing, starting today, you’ll have to head to New York’s MoMA PS1 or to Rough Trade’s Brooklyn or London stores.