Björk video for ‘Arisen’ debuting exclusively on WeTransfer
New video features Arca and is directed by Jesse Kanda.
WeTransfer proudly presents ‘Arisen my Senses’, the new video from Björk’s ninth studio album Utopia. The video is exclusively available on WeTransfer for 48 hours.
The video features a moving sculpture created by director Jesse Kanda - a pearlescent white amalgam of amniotic sack, mating slugs, phallus, and blood red mouths. Initially sculpted in digital form and brought to life in silicone, it depicts the cycle of death, mating, and birth as one.
Read the full story about the slug costumes on WeTransfer.
Directed by Jesse Kanda
Headpiece by James Merry
Make-up by Andrew Gallimore
Dress by Iris Van Herpen
Produced by Hannah May for PRETTYBIRD
Executive Producer Juliette Larthe
Sunday 27th May - All Points East Festival, London
Wednesday 20th June - The Eden Project, Cornwall
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