Virtual Reality technology has come on in leaps and bounds over the past couple of years. With headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and even the lo-fi Google Cardboard now available, more and more of us are able to take our first steps into the world of VR, and see what it’s capable of. The creative potential it offers to visual art, music and performance is only just being realised, but those lucky enough to catch the Björk Digital exhibition, showing at venues around the globe over the past year, will have already had a taster.
Björk has long been renowned for her experimental, boundary-pushing approach to music, creating meticulously-crafted worlds around each record she releases, and with Björk Digital this is taken a step further. The exhibition encompasses a series of VR experiences based on her 2015 album Vulnicura—from a performance on an Icelandic beach filmed in 360°, to a rendition of another track viewed inside a model of Björk’s mouth.