The Quietus has brought word of Bjork’s new video clip Hollow, which was created with the assistance of biomedical animator Drew Berry.
When speaking about the new video, the whimsical Icelandic musician said,
“It’s just the feeling when you start thinking about your ancestors and DNA that the grounds open below you and you can feel your mother and her mother, and her mother, and her mother, and her mother 30,000 years back. So suddenly you’re this kinda tunnel, or trunk of DNA … All these ghosts come up so it ended up being a Halloween song and quite gothic in a way … It’s like being part of this everlasting necklace when you’re just a bead on a chain and you sort of want to belong and be a part of it and it’s just like a miracle.”
When speaking on the fusion of his scientific field with Bjork’s musical vision Drew Berry remarked,
“The ‘Hollow’ music video is a powers-of-10 exploration of the microscopic and molecular landscapes inside Björk’s body. The animation was constructed from molecular models of DNA and proteins derived from various forms of scientific data such as x-ray crystallography.”
“My work is usually defined by goals of didactic science education and accuracy, so this is the first time that I’ve strayed fully into the world of art, with the opportunity to mess around with the scientific data to create a whimsical and playful journey.”
Check out Bjork’s Hollow video here…