The greatest designers, photographers and filmmakers have worked with Björk, among them we find Alexander McQueen, Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham, Michel Gondry, Jurgen Teller, David LaChapelle and Nick Knight.
In the collection of music videos “Volumen”, there are many of her works that collect the most important collaborations.
She recalls a real living work of art, a figure that floors for how she can interpret abstract thoughts. She knows how to approach the boundaries of art in all its aspects, while remaining unique and unmistakable.
Her eternally childish mood is a sort of signature of the composer and singer Björk, who was recognized as one of the most sophisticated ever. In fact she is able to range from several genres including alternative rock, jazz, electronic, classical music, trip hop, experimental music and avant-garde.
Despite her passion for exploring the boundaries of musical genres and techniques, she always manages to come back to a more accessible language thus alternating experimental music with some more widely appreciated melodies.
There is something about her that reminds the innocent yet exuberant characteristics of sixties icon Anna Karina, who starred in several films directed by Jean Luc Godard.
The Irish singer Björk is the classic example of someone who knows all the “rules” and the techniques thanks to which one can afford to reinvent and give birth to a new language.
A complete picture of her figure was exposed at MoMA museum of modern art in New York from March to June 2015.
She has been dressed by top designers including Alexander McQueen, Iris Van Herpen, Comme des Garcons, Marjan Pejoski.
Her music videos are definitely not conventional and explore wider and unexpected boundaries. Some examples can be found in “Triumph of a Heart” in which her partner is identified with a cat or as in “Hyperballad” where she appears via a set of effects and digital components that make all the shots something surreal, making her own face an element of the digital effects.
Text by Luisa Pagani