Björk is not just a distinctive musician, but a prolific creator in multiple mediums. Fans will get to enjoy pieces of her music video oeuvre as well as several of her latest projects via Björk Digital, a 90-minute virtual reality experience coming to Los Angeles May 19–June 4, 2017.
Björk Digital has made stops in several cities, including Houston, Sydney, and Montreal, but is making its West Coast premiere at downtown Los Angeles’s Magic Box at the Reef. Guests will immerse themselves in six separate virtual reality experiences incorporating music from the Icelandic singer’s latest album, Vulnicura (2015). Each experience uses a custom headset and plunges the viewer into a unique world totally unlike the others. “Stonemilker” finds Björk on an isolated, yet serene, Icelandic beach. “Mouth Mantra” takes the viewer inside Björk’s mouth. “Black Lake,” directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang, was a piece commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York. The dark video was filmed in Iceland’s highlands and takes place in a custom immersive space with surround sound.
After the virtual reality pieces, guests will enter the Biophilia Room, where they can interact with custom-built instruments and mobile apps. Lastly, the Cinema Room will screen various music videos from throughout Björk’s career.
Tickets are $35 each, and they may be purchased online. They are timed 15 minutes apart to allow guests to progress through the exhibit and enjoy each piece. The entire experience will take about 90 minutes, and guests are advised to show up about 30 minutes before their scheduled time slot.
Björk will also perform with the LA Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on May 30, 2017, but that show has already sold out.