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'Bjork Digital' exhibition opens in London

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>> From the barren, windswept highlands of Iceland to the disturbingly slippery insides of the human mouth.>> I'm Reuters reporter, Mia at Somerset House for the European premier of Bjork Digital. It's a series of exhibits showcasing collaborations between the Icelandic singer and some of the finest visual artists in the world.
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Through this headset and these goggles I've experienced some rather bizarre things. It's part music video, part theatrical performance and part technological wizardry.>> Never one to shy away from challenging the status quo, Bjork mixes genre through a technology more commonly used in the gaming world to create an immersive experience.
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>> You will see a music artist create an album full of great music. On another level, you'll see an individual go through the pain and torture of loss. And come to terms with that that over the course of an hour and a quarter. On another you will see technology used to blow your mind in terms of how we can experience the world that surrounds us.
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The exhibit includes Black Lake, a cinema film with Bespoke surround sound. A 360 degree one to one recital of the first track of Bjork's Vulnicura album, Stonemilker and Mouth Mantra. Where the singer placed a camera down her throat before performing the title track.>> She's always been driven by an innate curiosity I think to sort of look at the world in a different way and to sort of take audiences with her on a journey.
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And if you're open to that and you're prepared to kind of relax an experience the world alongside the world alongside her, you'll be taken to some really quite extraordinary places.>> Bjork says virtual reality provides the viewer with a private circus, one which can be more intimate than reality itself.
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Until VR sets hit homes across the country experiences like this helping bring that circus one step closer.