It just took a little more than 4 years, but Björk’s ‘Vulnicura’ VR is ready finally.
The complete visual recreation of the Icelandic superstar’s iconic 8th album has toured several digital museums across the globe as a part of Björk Digital Exhibition. With the help of 360-degree camera, Björk began the project back in the year 2014 and since then has produced 6 VR videos in collaboration with 6 different companies, 6 different directors and 4 kinds of software. This includes her old-time visual collaborators Jesse Kanda and Andrew Thomas Huang. Composer and software designer, Stephen Malinowski has utilized a new 36-degree animate score in every song in the album.
In a statement, Björk said that the entire process was about improvisation and trying to maintain faith in the formats.
One can buy the VR experience of the 2015 ‘Vulnicura’ LP through Steam starting 6 September.
The reason to adopt VR has been consistent. Björk saw putting on a headset was extremely isolatingas well as an escapist relief. It also matched along the experience of developing the music. The artist wrote and shot ‘Stonemilker’ video at the same beach. It was a way to get the listeners into the album’s music.