We're on the cusp of a meeting of digital and physical, a blurring of the lines between bytes and breathing. The beginnings of this paradoxical state exist already today – just head to any shared office (or get on a bus for that matter). Heads are buried in phones, hands bashing away at a Macbook, headphones locked in; we're here, but not here.
Premiered earlier today on Dazed, the iconic Icelandic artist Björk explores the medium of virtual reality in her latest clip. The project – an immersive visual pairing to the the fittingly intimate "Stonemilker" – was first unveiled through installations at MoMA PS1 in NYC, and in Rough Trade shops in London and New York. For the first time, today you can experience the desolate Icelandic scene (where, apparently, the song was originally written), complete with a one-to-one with the artist herself.
Check it out below. Simply click and drag to rotate the viewpoint, or use the "joystick" at top left to navigate. Full screen a must.
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