NEWS: Björk delivers world’s first motion capture Q&A ahead of ‘Digital’ exhibition

Ahead of the unveiling of the her Digital exhibit at Somerset House today, yesterday Icelandic producer and singer Björk pushed the boundaries by holding the world’s first live motion capture streamed press conference.  The artist was rendered in real time as an avatar, bearing the colours and motifs used within her last LP Vulnicura, and was achieved using the Unity 3D engine.  The move comes in the lead up to the release of the Vulnicura VR album, which also uses the Unity engine.

A short clip of the interaction can be found on Björk’s Facebook page.

Also on Facebook, the singer spoke about her thoughts on technology in music:  “Technology is enabling women to work outside the already formed hierarchical systems.  The laptop arriving 1999 gave me a personal studio to make Vespertine, the touchscreen 2006 helped me map my own idiosyncratic musicology outside the classical canon and reconnect it with nature and make Biophilia, VR is helping making a new stage free of politics where sound and vision is swirling free in 360 fully liberated.”

Watch the 360° VR clip for ‘Stonemilker’ below.

Image credit: Santiago Felipe

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