Nature is not natural and can never be naturalized — Graham Harman

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Björk

Over the last half year or so I've been working with Björk on a mega piece of writing about music, aesthetics, ecology, philosophy, religion, politics...

It's so mega. I don't even know how to describe it, even to myself. Best thing that ever happened to me, in writing world. Björk knows how to find exactly the right word or phrase. I'm quite good at sentences. That's a good combination! It was mad to read one word that would sum up about a hundred of mine...

How to describe it. Well, think of all the really good things you know about Björk already. Now multiply them by fifty and add some other good things. I'm so honored to have been working with her. She is a big OOO fan...

Powerful multidimensional intelligence, that was part of it.

There is a major exhibition of Björk's work coming up at MOMA in New York and this is going to be released as part of that. The exhibition begins in March.

So I thought I'd start the new year by announcing this project. I hope you can come to the exhibition. Björk and I think that there is a major cultural shift going on around the world towards something beyond cynical reason and nihilism, as more and more it becomes impossible not to have consideration for nonhumans in everything we do. Hopefully this piece we made contributes to that somehow.

I was so lucky to be doing this while she was mixing her album with some of the nicest and most incredible musicians/producers I've ever met...great examples of this shift beyond cynical reason...

Here is something I think is so so amazing, the Subtle Abuse mix of “Hyperballad.” Car parts, bottles, cutlery--all the objects, right? Not to mention Björk's body “slamming against those rocks.” It's a veritable Latour Litany... And the haunting repetition...




1 comment:

amanda vox said...

this is truly great! I´m looking forward to it. what a combination you two! awesome.