From Iceland — Björk Puts Focus On Environmental Issues

Björk Puts Focus On Environmental Issues

Published November 1, 2016

Andie Sophia Fontaine
Photo by
Santiago Felipe

Artist Björk Guðmundsdóttir, in a new radio interview, was reportedly baffled by how little a role environmental issues played in the 2016 parliamentary campaign.

RÚV reports that Björk would not disclose what kind of government she would like to see formed, but she did have some choice words about what issue matters a great deal to her.

“I have always been outside of party politics, and will continue to be so,” she said. “I think my energy is best used in being green. Parties come and go, but I am first and foremost a musician. If I need to get involved in some issue or politics, then I intend to be outside of political parties and speak for environmentalism.”

Björk will be opening a new exhibition, Björk Digital, at Harpa tomorrow, and will also be performing two concerts during the Iceland Airwaves music festival; one on Saturday, and the other the following Tuesday.


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