Björk to Re-Release ‘Vulnicura’ as VR Experience
The seven set collection is set to drop September 6th
Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk announced her 2015 studio album Vulnicura is being re-released for a second time, but this time as an innovative virtual reality experience.
“I am so happy to share finally the complete version of Vulnicura VR with all the songs now available in one place – it is a digital home for all the virtual reality videos we made” the artist shared in a two-page post via Twitter. “Vulnicura VR has been a long journey which started when me and Andy Thomas Huang started talking about how we wanted to document ‘Stonemilker’.”
Constantly pushing the envelope, Björk first began experimenting with VR and 360° immersion in her videos for ‘Notget’, ‘Family’, and ‘Black Lake’ in addition to the ‘Stonemilker’ video. All of these videos were included in the Björk Digital Exhibition, an immersive VR exhibit combining performance, cinema and installation commemorating the artist. The exhibit first premiered in 2016 and has since toured museums across the world, now currently in Brazil. The upcoming seven-set collection brings the exhibition to your home screens comprised of the visuals featured in the museum exhibit. Additionally the Vulnicura set will be released on an “accessible gaming platform available to everyone,” which will be instantly downloadable.
“It is too easy for musicians to turn pessimistic after CDs have evaporated,” she explained. “But I wanted to try to have courage to grow along with how 360 sound and vision tech was growing. With every challenge try to turn it into an additional gift for the ideology in the music.”
Vulnicura VR is set to drop September 6th online