Inspiration: Björk

Cover art VulnericaVulnicura, 2015. Photography by Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

Ever since I saw Björk on television for the first time (“Human Behaviour”, directed by Michel Gondry) I have been captured by her striking appearance, her voice and her music. Her songs have inspired me and also pulled me through my darker times during my teenager periods, my art academy life and have influenced me in my own music. Or at least my father once said when he heard my weird electronic things for the first time he said:”It’s a little Bjork-ish”.  I was unaware of that actually… So that is just over twenty years that I bought her music, read her interviews and watched her astonishing videos. And I still love every little thing she does, its magic! Her sublime taste for collaborations in art (photography, fashion, graphic design) and music producers that she can choose to work with.

Bjork-DebutDebut, 1993 photography by Jean Baptiste Mondino

That she worked with the late and great producer Mark Bell (LFO) was a confirmation of something I was hoping for. That she has chosen sound designer / producer Haxan Cloak (who is fascinated by death somehow) to work with her on her new album that is completely devoted to her heartache & pain from her break up with Matthew Barney makes so much sense. When I watched the teaser directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, for a new sound and video installation commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, I’m excited to see that again, she is wearing a dress made by fashion designer Iris van Herpen, every time her aesthetic presence comes close to the state of absolute perfection. And not forget her robots, for “All Is Full Of Love, 1999, directed by the master of excruciating weirdness: Chris Cunningham, oh my!

Moma Teaser Iris Van Herpen dressBjork. Still from “Black Lake,” commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Perhaps in my few of my personal dreams I could think of such wonderful collaborations, so I hope that one day I can work with so many inspiring artists and create, whatever that may be, she gives me hope 🙂  Here is her latest video from her new album, “Lionsong”, directed by Inez & Vinoodh.