Watch Björk give you an earth science lesson! She is from Iceland so she knows a bit about tectonic plates and volcanoes, but her new video for the song 'Mutual Core' looks like a big-budget school-project to understand oceanic expansion and continental collision. I mean these tongue-kissing sediment plates are some awesome special-effects-disguised-as kindergarten-projects, whereas blue-hair Björk, stalled in sea sand, sings her strange song in the middle of this tectonic dance.
Then volcanoes erupt, it’s chaos as the plates fight against each other,… But oh my god, is she explaining oceanic subduction?!! Then Bjork becomes kind of crazy in the second part of the video, she turns all red and faces appear in the angry plates and she loses me… is this science or art or both?
‘What you resist persists’…Is there a metaphor somewhere? ‘I didn’t know you had it in you’,… yeah definitely, Bjork embodies the fury of mother earth or suffer from it, and it becomes so personal, ‘My Eurasian plate subsumed’, she sings before the Earth’s second orgasm, or whatever it is….
The video was directed by Andrew Thomas Huang and commissioned by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) of Los Angeles, but the music in all this? I probably prefer the visuals much more than the curiously dissonant song itself, but, for the fans, it is certainly Bjorkluscious!
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