[Video, pictures] World Tour



One-Year World Tour with Nordic Outbreak

NORDIC OUTBREAK HAS BEEN SPONSORED BY: Nordic Culture Fund, Nordic Culture Point, Consulate General of Sweden, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Consulate General of Finland, Consulate General of Denmark, Consulate General of Iceland, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Production Network for Electronic Art Norway, Icelandic Art Center, The Danish Arts Foundation.

Streaming Museum’s Nordic Outbreak is an internationally touring exhibition of over 30 Nordic moving image artworks by established and emerging contemporary Nordic artists, curated for public space. Nordic Outbreak launched on March 1, 2013 in New York City with a new version of Björk’s video “Mutual Core,” directed by Andrew Thomas Huang across 15 of the largest screens in Times Square’s March Midnight Moment.

Following the one-month exhibition in Times Square, a series of public programs and exhibitions took place across NYC through April 6th at Scandinavia House, Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, Manhattan Bridge Archway, Big Screen Plaza, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and an event in the Sky Room at the New Museum.

Nordic Outbreak was viewed as large projections and on screens in public spaces, on its website, and at partnering cultural centers where public programs are also presented. Nordic Outbreak’s artworks continue to be invited to international cultural centers.

Over the course of one year (2013-2014) Nordic Outbreak traveled to over 46 locations on 7 continents, reaching over a million people – in global cities and developing cities to remote Antarctica, and via the Internet.

NYC Launch + Tour

“ 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 !! “ Björk

Video of Björk in Times Square by David Bates, Jr.




Times Square, New York City 
Midnight Moment March 1 – 31, 2013 

20130302_Tse_Bjork_294-2-webPhotograph by Ka-Man Tse @TSqArts
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JM Network, Hong Kong and Macau
DATES: July 8 to August 7, daily at 11:57am HK time (11:57pm NY time)
Hong Kong: Chungking Mansion, Tsim Sha Tsim; Richmond Commercial Building, Mongkok; Broadway Cinema, Mongkok. Macau: No. 33-35 Avenida Do Infante D.Henrique

JM Network, Macau


Chungking Mansion Tsim Sha Tsui, HK


Richmond Commercial Building, Mongkok, HK





Utsikten Kunstsenter, Utsikten, 4480 Kvinesdal, Norway
DATES: June 17–August 5, 2013 (continuous projection indoor art center)Lysbilde1-web



Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Media Facades Festival, Helsinki, Finland
August 21 – September 1, 2013
Complete information and pictures …here



Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
October 10-22, 2013
Complete information, videos and pictures …here



Reykjavik Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland
October 25-27, 2013
Complete information and pictures …here

Screen City Festival, Stavanger, Norway
October 25-27, 2013
Complete information and pictures …here


Katuaq the Cultural Centre of Greenland, Nuuk, Greenland
December 10-22, 2013
Complete information and pictures …hereIMG_0051Greenland-web




Umeå, Sweden, City Hall Park,
for the Inauguration of the city of Umeå as
European Capital of Culture 2014
January 31-February 2, 2014
Complete information and pictures …here



Cocor MediaChannel, Bucharest, Romania

June 25–July 24, 45 x per day, every 24 minutes
Can be viewed live on webcam: cocormediachannel.ro



18th Split Film Festival / International Festival of New Film, Split, Croatia
DATES: September 14 to September 21, 2013. Schedule and location TBA





BBC Big Screens, 21 Locations throughout the United Kingdom
DATES: Sunday, July 7 at 12:30pm; Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12 at 12pm and 5pm, and daily through September


General Gordon Square, Woolwich, London, one of the 21 BBC Big Screen locations exhibiting Bjork’s Mutual Core

Björk-'Mutual-Core'-London-1crop-webPhotograph by Elisabeth Carr

Plymouth, UK, one of the 21 BBC Big Screen locations exhibiting Bjork’s Mutual Core




Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg, South Africa
DATE: August 1, 7 – 10pm

Corner Fox Street and Kruger Street, projections in various locations in the Maboneng Precinct, in partnership with The Trinity Session and The Maboneng Precinct

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Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
DATES: June 8 through July 31, 2013. Daily schedule: fedsquare.com/events/fedtv|
Photos by Graeme Furlong


The Concourse, Urbanscreens TV, Sydney

DATES: June 7 through July 28. Schedule and information: theconcourse.com.au/content/urban-screen





Carlini Scientific Base of Argentina, Antarctica
DATES: Saturdays in September. Time dependent on weather conditions




South America:

Espaço Cultural Tendal da Lapa,  São Paulo, Brazil
DATES: August 10 – outdoor and indoor projections at 5:30pm and 7 pm; and August 13 to September 13 – Cineclube at the Tendal da Lapa at 12 and 6pm daily, including Nordic Outbreak selections

Produced in collaboration with the University of São Paulo, Colabor Research Center for Digital Media, PGEHA, Cine Galapão, Pulso Filmes, Programa Vocacional and Secretaria Municipal de Cultura de São Paulo



Times Square Arts and Streaming Museum Bring Times Square Digital Gallery
to Screens on 7 Continents in 2013

Björk’s Mutual Core Launches on Digital Screens in Europe, Asia, Antarctica,
Australia, Africa, and South America

(July 1, 2013, NEW YORK)— Midnight Moment, the largest coordinated effort in history by the sign operators in Times Square to display synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night, is going global. For the first time, digital screens in Europe, Antarctica, Australia, Africa, South America, and Asia will feature special content that was shown as a part of the Midnight Moment, a program of the Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts. To make this possible, Times Square Arts, the public art program for the Times Square Alliance, has partnered with Streaming Museum.

The first video of this expanded program to be shown globally is a special version of internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Björk’s Mutual Core, which originally appeared in Times Square during the March 2013 Midnight Moment to launch Streaming Museum’s globally touring Nordic Outbreak exhibition. Created in collaboration with director Andrew Thomas Huang, the video shows the forces of nature exploding across a futuristic landscape where volcanoes erupt from a desert floor, as a snowstorm transforms the environment, and anthropomorphic rocks come to life orbiting around a goddess of nature. Also on the tour is a film by David Bates, Jr. that captures the experience of seeing Bjork in Mutual Core across the synchronized electronic billboards in Times Square’s Midnight Moment.



The 18th Split Film Festival
September 13, 2013

VIDEOSTATIC: WATCH IT – Bjork on the Big Screen Around The World, by Stephen Gottlieb
July 23, 2013

Bjork.fr: Mutual Core présenté à travers le monde
July 7, 2013

MoMA Talks: Streaming Museum presents Bjork’s “Mutual Core” for Times Square’s Midnight Moment. Video by David Bates, Jr.

July 2, 2013

NY Post: Times Square in art ‘world’
July 2, 2013

Wall Street Journal: Times Square’s Digital Gallery Going Global
July 1, 2013

BBC News: Times Square Arts and Streaming Museum present Bjork’s Mutual Core film on the Big Screens
July 1, 2013

Houston Chronicle/AP: Times Square’s Digital Gallery Going Global
July 1, 2013

Interview magazine: Nordic Invasion, by Rachel Small
April 1, 2013

Huffington Post: ‘Nordic Outbreak’: Curator Tanya Toft On How Nordic Art Extends Far Beyond Bjork (INTERVIEW, PHOTOS)
March 20, 2013

Mutual Core sur Times Square
March 1