Björk's Stonemilker by Andrew Thomas Huang
March 23–May 17, 2015
On the occasion of Björk at The Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1 presents Stonemilker in the VW Dome, Björk’s first foray into the world of Virtual Reality.
In a continuation of Björk’s pioneering use of technology, Stonemilker, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, explores the potential for Virtual Reality as a performance platform outside the scope of a traditional music video. Upon entering the VW Dome, the visitor is immersed in a panoramic view of an Icelandic landscape, while the ambient sounds of the waves flood the space. Ten viewing stations are fitted with VR headsets through which the audience can enter Björk’s virtual world. The VR experience lasts for seven minutes, and allows each visitor to interact with one of Björk’s most raw and revealing performances to date in a manner that is both intimate and confrontational.
While admission to MoMA PS1 is suggested donation, full admission ($10 adults, $5 students and seniors) is required to enter this special exhibition.
— The special exhibition is free to MoMA members and LIC Residents
— Those who have a ticket from MoMA dated within the past 14 days are eligible for a discounted rate of $5
CLOSED ON SUNDAYS
To accommodate our weekly Sunday Sessions program, the installation will not be on view on Sundays. The exhibition will also be closed on Thursday, April 30th and Friday, May 1st.
Please be aware that some locations of this performance are not wheelchair accessible. Please alert us upon checking in if you are a person with limited mobility and we will explain in further detail.
Stonemilker is organized by Klaus Biesenbach, Director, MoMA PS1 with Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant and Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer.
The exhibition is made possible by Dayana Tamendarova.
Special thanks to Karl Mehrer of K2imaging, Apple, Bowers & Wilkins, and Freefly Systems.
The VW Dome at MoMA PS1 is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.
Bjork. Still from Stonemilker. 2015. Courtesy Wellhart Ltd & One Little Indian