Bjӧrk Finally Unveils Gorgeous “Black Lake” Video: Watch

Carl Williott | June 9, 2015 9:09 am
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Back in February, Bjӧrk treated fans to a 90-second preview of her “Black Lake” video. But the full visual for Vulnicura‘s epic 10-minute centerpiece, along with the “Stonemilker” video, was only released as part of the recent Bjӧrk exhibit at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The video was never seen outside of MoMA, until now, as the Icelandic singer has premiered the visual with Dazed.

MoMA commissioned the piece, which was shot in caves and ravines of volcanic rock in Iceland. In a metallic dress, Bjӧrk makes her way through the dark landscape, occasionally dancing, convulsing or thrashing against the rocks, until an eruption of blue lava surrounds her. But by the end of the video, the gloomy atmosphere clears up for a breathtaking morning on the mossy mountainside.

It was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, who also worked with the singer on the remarkable “Family” and “Mutual Core” videos. Bjӧrk accompanied the premiere with a statement thanking Huang, Arca, The Haxan Cloak and all her other collaborators on the album and its visuals, while explaining her decision to finally put the full videos online.

i guess its time for “stonemilker” and “black lake” to get out there into the world after a 3 month stint in a museum ….. ( after all the effort , stonemilker was like black lakes spontaneous baby sibling ha ha ha ) we tried to make it in a way it was both at home there and also as a no nonesense music video ( still my fav format) and i hope you dont mind the wait

She also indicated that she’d like to do more virtual reality visuals for Vulnicura — so that prospect should keep her fans buzzing for the foreseeable future.

Watch the gorgeous video up top and read her heartfelt statement over at Dazed.