Bjork Launches Her Own Interactive Educational Curriculum
The Icelandic singer is trying to raise funds on Kickstarter for her Biophilia program that will inspire creativity and a love of learning.
As PSFK learned back in 2011 when we visited Reykjavik, Iceland is indeed a magical country. In no other place in the world do active volcanoes mix with glaciers, geothermal springs bubble in abundance, and wild ponies roam the countryside. Iceland’s reigning queen of experimental music, Björk, has certainly made these ideas and natural elements part of her music and performances, with her newest project ‘Biophilia,’ she takes ‘multifaceted’ to new levels.
In 2011 Björk released Biophilia to a flurry of enthusiasm and curiosity. Taking the form of a standard album, Biophilia was actually a multimedia app created to explore the relationship between art and science, and included a series of global performances featuring custom instruments, and a real-life educational program and residency based in New York. A literal smorgasbord of creative productions, the app included interlinking stories, animations, and games which utilized Björk’s songs to help users navigate ‘the cosmic landscapes conjured up by the album.”