Björk Gives Website A Biophilia Makeover - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Björk Gives Website A Biophilia Makeover

Published May 10, 2011

Björk has launched a groovy redesign of her website, bjork.com, in the style of her upcoming multimedia project, Biophilia. She plans to preview the project “encompassing music, apps, internet, installations and live shows” at the Manchester International Festival this summer, according to a press release.
“Yeah, for me the project is a continuation of Volta,” Björk says in an audio recording on her site, “but whereas Volta is more about anthropology, this is kind of without the humans.”
She continues: “Both zooming out like the planets, but also zooming in into the atoms, and in that way, aesthetically sympathizing with sound, and how sound moves and the physics of sound, and how notes in a room behave, how they bounce of walls, and between objects. It’s kind of more similar to how planets and microscopic things work.”
Web site Instructions:
“Click, drag or use keyboard to travel within space, compass in the top left corner indicates you position, and if you feel lost, click on ‘Björk’ in compass to get back to the centre of the galaxy…”
To fully explore her galaxy of a website, however, Björk recommends that visitors use Safari or Chrome. It doesn’t work to its full extent on Firefox.

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