The “Björk Digital” exhibition at Sónar

May 16, 2017  15:58  |  M.I.C. News

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From June 14th the “Björk Digital” exhibition will be running at the Barcelona’s Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB). This exhibition features digital and video works from the iconic Icelandic artist’s collaborations with some of the world’s best visual artists and programmers. The exhibition will remain open until September 24.

“Björk Digital” is an immersive exhibition conceived as an experience to submerge oneself in the unique creative universe of Björk, with Virtual Reality playing a major role. The exhibition combining performance, cinema, installation, video and interaction, includes several audiovisual pieces produced with the latest technology in Virtual Reality, and will display several works Björk has created in collaboration with artists such as Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Alexander McQueen, Nick Knight, Stephane Sednaoui, and more recently Jesse Kanda, Andrew Thomas Huang, Warren du Prees and Nick Thornton Jones.

On Wednesday June 14, Björk will star at the Sónar 2017 Opening Night with an exclusive 4-hour DJ Set at the Fira Montjuïc’s SonarHall stage. This will be a rare opportunity to enjoy an intense sensorial journey of disparate genres that have influenced her career.

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The Icelandic artist typically shies away from standard dance floor tendencies to concentrate on a more abstract and kaleidoscopic sound, selecting influences from a plethora of sources, demonstrating innovative nuances to her always challenging and dynamic performances. This performance will be limited to 3,000 people and will require a separate ticket purchase.

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Photo by Santiago Felipe

Björk will also give a unique talk at the Sónar+D conference, which this year focuses on the latest advances in Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality applied to the arts.

With the addition of the exceptional DJ Set from Björk, Sónar 2017 closes its music program, which will feature more than 140 performances distributed across 9 stages.

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The festival celebrates dance music in a broad and prismatic sense from Justice, Masters At Work, Soulwax, Cerrone, Moderat, Seth Troxler & Tiga, Nina Kraviz, The Black Madonna, Derrick Carter, Marcel Dettman; it upholds its pledge to artists with unique profiles that transcend genres – Nicolas Jaar, Arca & Jesse Kanda, Jon Hopkins, Matmos, Suzanne Ciani, Nosaj Thing & Daito Manabe, Nico Muhly; it will delve deep into unconventional and more radical urban rhythms – Tommy Cash, C.Tangana, Dellafuente + Dj Maka, Kiddy Smile, Florentino, Total Freedom; and will journey through the black music roots of hip hop, soul and dub – Fat Freddys´s Drop, Thundercat, Anderson. Paak & The Free Nationals, De La Soul, Dj Shadow; as well as the most cutting edge grime era genres from – Clams Casino, DAWN, Giggs, Nadia Rose, Aj Tracey.




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