Oct.15Nov.122016

Exhibition

Past Event

A virtual reality exhibition by the visionary artist Björk

This event has passed.

After Sydney, Tokyo and London earlier this year, the exhibition comes to Montreal.

Please note that the exhibition is happening at DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art and that the entrance is at 451 St-Jean Street (3 minutes walking distance from the Phi Centre).

The exhibition is restricted to ages 13 and over. Before purchasing tickets, please review our health and safety policy

Red Bull Music Academy and Phi present the North American premiere of Björk Digital, in association with DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art. This exhibition by the singular musician, organized by the Manchester International Festival, is on view at DHC/ART from October 15 to November 12, 2016.

Björk Digital allows visitors to connect, on many levels, with the works, message and heart of this Icelandic artist through five virtual reality experiences, video screenings and a hands-on educational space.

Virtual reality experiences feature, among others: the world premiere of Family, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, with co-creative direction by Björk and James Merry.

"Family for me is the centre piece of the Vulnicura VR album and I am so thrilled to complete this with Andy and James," says Björk. "We tried to capture with virtual reality the metaphysical journey of healing of a heartwound and hope the audience will be able to experience it with us!"

All headphones and speakers supplied by Bowers & Wilkins, the exclusive audio supplier for Björk Digital.

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Photo by Nick Knight. Typography by M/M (Paris).

Black Lake 

Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang
Art direction: Björk, Andrew Thomas Huang and James Merry

Enter the visceral experience of Black Lake in this special VR version. The video is directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang and was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Stonemilker VR

Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang Art direction: Björk and Andrew Thomas Huang

Shot on location in Iceland by award-winning director Andrew Thomas Huang for Vrse. works, Stonemilker presents Björk in a windswept 360° film performing the first track from her record Vulnicura.

Mouth Mantra VR

Directed by Jesse Kanda

Directed by Jesse Kanda, Mouth Mantra transports the viewer to an extraordinary place: inside of Björk’s mouth as she sings the song from her album Vulnicura.

Quicksand VR 

In collaboration with Dentsu Lab Tokyo
Art direction: Kaoru Sugano

Featuring a 3D printed headpiece by Neri Oxman, Quicksand VR captures Björk’s live performance at Miraikan, Tokyo in augmented virtual reality. A close collaboration with Dentsu Lab Tokyo, this was originally streamed worldwide in 360º online and is now presented with additional virtual elements.

Family

Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang Art direction: Björk and James Merry
World premiere

Family was commissioned by Phoebe Greenberg and Penny Mancuso, from Phi, and Red Bull Music Academy.

Family is an interactive VR experience about a woman’s journey from heartbreak to healing as she weaves her way through the Icelandic landscape, harnessing the power of her voice in order to ultimately transform herself. Directed by Andrew Thomas Huang with co-creative direction by Björk and James Merry, Family is the centerpiece in the VR anthology for Vulnicura as it encapsulates the full emotional arc of Björk’s journey from despair to empowerment.

Björk Cinema 

Various collaborators

A curated program of Björk’s extensive and groundbreaking music videos spanning her career thus far, remastered for a unique exhibition cinema experience. This programme runs for approximately two hours.

Biophilia

Concept: Björk
Conception: M/M (Paris)

A hands-on educational space which showcases the innovative apps and custom-made musical instruments from Björk’s Biophilia, encouraging users to dive into an exploration of musicology, science and technology all at once: their physical forces, processes and structures.

The 18th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy is taking place in Montreal until October 28, 2016, bringing together 70 hand-selected producers, vocalists, beat-makers, instrumentalists and DJs from 38 countries. They will attend intimate lecture sessions and collaborate on music in an expansive, custom-built creative studio space, contained within the multidisciplinary arts and culture hub in the Old Montreal neighborhood, the Phi Centre. The Red Bull Music Academy has been pairing music legends and emerging beatsmiths in cities such as Berlin, Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, Rome, São Paulo, London, Tokyo and New York City. This unique combination of old school knowledge and new school sounds is unrivalled for its creative exploration and achievement.

Established in 2007, DHC/ART is a non-profit organization dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Housed in two heritage buildings located in the heart of Old Montreal, DHC/ART's programming has met with critical acclaim both at home and around the world. Each year we offer two to three major exhibitions, a series of public events, special collaborative projects and a forward thinking education program. International in scope while responsive to the context of the city of Montreal, all of DHC/ART's programming is offered free of charge as a way to reinforce its commitment to accessibility while fostering a discussion on how contemporary art is invested with the topics and ideas that reflect and touch our everyday lives.

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