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Icelandic singer, songwriter, producer, DJ, and actress BJÖRK constantly and consistently challenges the status quo, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in music.
In her four-decade career, she has been nominated for 14 Grammys, one Academy Award, and two Golden Globes, as well as earning a host of international honors. She won the Best Actress award at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival for her performance in the film Dancer in the Dark and was included in Time Magazine’s 2015 list of “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
Her solo albums Debut (1993) and Post (1995) have been certified Platinum, while her 1997 release Homogenic has achieved a Gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America.
Björk’s most recent studio album, Vulnicura, was released in January 2015 and nominated for a Grammy for “Best Alternative Music Album” in December of that same year. It has since sparked subsequent related releases, including Vulnicura Strings (2015) and Vulnicura Live (2016).
Of Vulnicura, Björk writes:
“i guess i found in my lap one year into writing it a complete heartbreak album . kinda surprised how thoroughly i had documented this in pretty much accurate emotional chronology .... like 3 songs before a break up and three after . so the anthropologist in me sneaked in and i decided to share them as such . first i was worried it would be too self indulgent but then i felt it might make it even more universal . and hopefully the songs could be a help , a crutch to others and prove how biological this process is : the wound and the healing of the wound . psychologically and physically . it has a stubborn clock attached to it . “there is a way out”
Björk Digital, which debuted June 2016 at Carriageworks in Sydney, Australia, is a virtual reality exhibit of all of the VR videos that have been completed for Vulnicura, including “Notget,” “Mouthmantra,” “Stonemilker,” and “Quicksand.” Also part of Björk Digital is Black Lake, Björk’s ground-breaking immersive film commissioned by New York’s Museum of Modern Art, where the audience is treated to panoramic visuals and enveloped by a bespoke, cutting-edge surroundsound system. Filmed in the highlands of Iceland, the work was directed by the Los Angeles-based filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang. Productions of Björk Digital have also included an interactive educational space that showcases the innovative apps and custom-made musical instruments from Biophilia, an app created by Björk that explores music, nature, and technology.