Coming Attraction: Björk and Michel Gondry
IMAX 3D. Two words you cannot escape these days. Recent releases Avatar and Alice in Wonderland immediately come to mind. Now we can add a collaboration between Björk and Michel Gondry to the list. The creative magic team are joining forces once again on an IMAX 3D project. “We have a very ambitious project, a sort of scientific musical,” Gondry said. “It’s a movie, but maybe more for museums. Like a 40 minute IMAX project in 3D.” Changing the venue from a ginormous movie theater to a museum sounds appropriate for what may indeed turn out to be a work of art. (When I hear Björk and the word museum mentioned together in a sentence, I can’t help but think of her husband artist Matthew Barney.)
Whether she is wearing a swan as a dress or acting opposite Catherine Deneuve in her critically acclaimed role in Dancer in the Dark, not to mention her music, Björk is always pushing the limits. Director/Screenwriter Michel Gondry has a long list of film and music video credits to his name, including The Science of Sleep and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Björk and Gondry have given viewers visual eye candy for years by collaborating on seven of her music videos. I definitely look forward to seeing their work together on a grander scale.