Björk’s “Black Lake” video was originally a multichannel video installation commissioned for her March MoMA career retrospective, but now, like last week’s “Stonemilker” video, the entire clip is available to watch on YouTube. Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, “Black Lake” looks semi-literal, with Björk singing in a cave, and then dancing by a rocky Icelandic landscape. Watch below, via Dazed.
Björk also shared a statement thanking many of the people who helped bring “Black Lake” to completion:
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 to take my first visual impulses and weave into them his own magnificent vision :
im so honoured !!
it was a complex yet adventurous process to synchronize with so many departments
i would like to thank klaus biesenbach for commissioning it
and to the haxan cloak , the speaker collaborators , the architect david benjamin , 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 5 months , 8 lush gigs ?
i guess its time for “stonemilker” and “black lake” to get out there into the world after a 3 month stint in a museum ….. ( after all the effort , stonemilker was like black lakes 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 nonesense music video ( still my fav format) and i hope you dont mind the wait
most curious though about them next things
perhaps we dont 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 !!!