ILC presented at Björk’s retrospective in MoMA
Work by The Icelandic Love Corporation (ILC) will be presented at The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA) as part of Björk Guðmundsdóttir’s retrospective exhibition opening march 8, 2015.
The Icelandic Love Corporation is a group of three artists who worked with Björk on her album Volta (2007), creating visuals for the album cover and other press material. This included crochet costumes or wearable sculptures called WildWomanWoodooGrannyDoilyCrochet, which the musician wore on the album cover. For press material she also wore an earlier piece by ILC called Second Skin (2004). These pieces will be on display in the exhibition as well as new pieces commissioned by the museum for this occasion.
The Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective of the multifaceted work of composer, musician, and singer Björk. The exhibition draws from more than 20 years of the artist’s daring and innovative projects and her eight full-length albums to chronicle her career through sound, film, visuals, instruments, objects, and costumes. In the Museum lobby, instruments used on Biophilia (2011)—a gameleste, pipe organ, gravity harp, and Tesla coil—play songs from the album at different points throughout the day. On the second floor, in the Marron Atrium, two spaces have been constructed: one is dedicated to a new sound and video installation, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, for “Black Lake,” a song from Björk’s new album Vulnicura (2015); and the second is a cinema room that screens a retrospective in music videos, from Debut (1993) to Biophilia. On the third floor, Songlines presents an interactive, location-based audio experience through Björk’s albums, with a biographical narrative that is both personal and poetic, written by the acclaimed Icelandic writer Sjón, along with many visuals, objects, and costumes, including the robots designed by Chris Cunningham for the “All Is Full of Love” music video, Marjan Pejowski’s Swan Dress (2001), and Iris van Herpen’s Biophilia tour dress (2013), among many others.
The Icelandic Love Corporation members are Eirún Sigurðardóttir, Jóní Jónsdóttir and Sigrún Hrólfsdóttir and they have been working together since forming the group in 1996. They work in all possible media and all aspects of life inspire them. Their work is visual art, rooted in performance art, often cross disciplinary with an emphasis on collaboration.
The Icelandic Love Corporation will attend the opening of the exhibition in New York, March 2 – 7, 2015.