March 6, 2012


Go Inside Bjork's Body in "Hollow" Video

JSN Photography/Wire Image
JSN Photography/Wire Image

With her new album Biophilia and her elaborate performances in New York City recently, Bjork is dropping all sorts of scientific knowledge on fans about moons, viruses, oceans, forests and more. With her new music video for "Hollow," she's exploring a new subject: herself. Literally.

Biomedical animator Drew Berry, who helmed the video, tells NPR that the video is “a powers-of-10 exploration of the microscopic and molecular landscapes inside Björk's body.” Much like the apps that accompany Biophilia, and the display screens at her live performances, the new video shows molecular science in action—cells, DNA strands and other bacteria divide, collide and morph. Just another day inside Bjork, I suppose.

It's a haunting experience with Bjork's echoing vocals exploring the connection between science and human ancestry. She explained the video via email to NPR: 

"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... 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."

Watch the video below, then tell us what you think in the comments section below.

Bjork - "Hollow"