did björk just revolutionize the music video?
her 360° clip for "Stonemilker" is extraordinary
Björk has built a career on creating boundary-pushing music videos, and her latest might be her most inventive yet. By her standards, the video for "Stonemilker," off her last album Vulnicura, isn't visually spectacular. It's Björk standing on an empty Icelandic beach in a canary yellow dress, dancing the way Björk tends to dance, and singing the way Björk tends to sing—flawlessly. But for this particular clip, the singer collaborated with director Andrew Thomas Huang to create a unique, 360° "virtual reality" panoramic that allows you to move the camera left or right, giving you the uncanny sense of being there with Björk herself.
Earlier this year, the video was shown at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City, and at Rough Trade shops in NYC and London, but thanks to Dazed—who have the full story behind the video on their site—you can watch it above.