Mutual Core is part of Björk’s Biophilia series and will be shown just before midnight every night in March as part of a synchronized program on over fifteen of the largest digital signs in Times Square. Midnight Moment is a presentation of the Times Square Advertising Coalition (TSAC) and Times Square Arts.
Directed by Los Angeles-based filmmaker Andrew Thomas Huang, this video has been edited specifically for the digital signs and is part of Björk’s Biophilia Series, combining music with technological innovation and exploring themes of science and nature. In the video, the forces of nature explode across a futuristic landscape where volcanoes erupt from a dessert floor, a snowstorm transforms the environment, and anthropomorphic rocks come to life orbiting around a goddess of nature. The original version of the video was created by MOCAtv for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art.
This Midnight Moment presentation is part of the New York City launch of Streaming Museum’s Nordic Outbreak, an internationally touring exhibition of leading contemporary Nordic artists.
Highlights of Nordic Outbreak‘s public space exhibitions, symposium, lecture, and social events that took place March 1 to April 6.
Nordic Outbreak is an internationally touring exhibition of 30 moving image artworks by established and emerging contemporary Nordic artists, curated for public space by Tanya Toft and Streaming Museum Founder Nina Colosi with Nordic guest curators Daniela Arriado, Birta Gudjonsdottir, Kati Kivinen and Jacob Lillemose. The project will continue on to all Nordic countries and selections will be viewed in Streaming Museum’s international network of screens.
Nordic Outbreak partners and sponsors
Nordic Outbreak is presented in collaboration with Scandinavia House, MOCAtv for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, World Council of Peoples for the United Nations, Times Square Advertising Coalition in Partnership with Times Square Arts, Dumbo Improvement District, NYC Department of Transportation, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Reykjavik Art Museum, Danish Architecture Center, Screen City Festival, Katuaq the Cultural Centre of Greenland, Big Screen Plaza, Babes at the Museum, PNEK, AV-Arkki, James Cohan Gallery, NY, Marian Goodman Gallery, NY.
Nordic Outbreak is supported by Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Danish Arts Council, Consulate General of Denmark, Consulate General of Finland, Consulate General of Iceland, Icelandic Art Center, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Consulate General of Sweden.
Keynote presentation by Erkki Huhtamo, Professor of Media History and Theory, University of California Los Angeles, at the Nordic Outbreak Symposium at Scandinavia House on April 6.
“ i am very excited about my mutual core video being shown at times square ! seems like them united screens there are going to have a go at matching the energy of the volcanoes in the video !! good luck manhattan !! “
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Complete press coverage HERE:
Interview Magazine: Nordic Invasion
by Rachel Small
Creators Project: Nordic Outbreak: An Exhibit That Redefines The Aesthetic of Nordic Art,
by Kate Masaracchio
Bjork.fr: Mutual Core sur Times Square
Anti-Utopias: Streaming Museum Opens Nordic Outbreak Exhibition With Björk’s “Mutual Core” in Times Square
by Sabin Bors
The Line of Best Fit: Björk music video to be screened in Times Square every night in March
Music Broadway World: Times Square Digital Screens to Play Bjork’s Innovative New Music Video
Scandinavia House: Nordic Outbreak Symposium