The singer-songwriter Björk has decided to experiment with virtual reality by recording a video clip of her song “StoneMilker” that will make us travel virtually to a beach in Grótta, located north of Reykjavik.
It was on that beach that the composer wrote the lyrics of the song. For the creation of the video, they have recorded the scene with a 360º camera with the help of the artist Andrew Thomas Huang. At the moment, and as has happened with other experiences such as the ascension of the Wall from Game of Thrones or Jager Pilot from Pacific Rim, they do not intend to publish it so that anyone with an HMD can see it, but we will have to physically attend MoMA PS1 on Long Island or Rough Trade stores in New York and London to be able to enjoy the experience.
It is not something that should surprise us, given the current low dissemination of the HMDs, and although many would like to see even a Cardboard version of it, we must keep the good news that, little by little, virtual reality continues to make its way into different areas of society, and it has ceased to be something that only four geeks talk about in their meetings. The art world also understands the tremendous potential of this technology, and it is a matter of time before more and more incredible and worked experiences arrive (Senza Peso is a good example), especially by the most bizarre artists. By now we have seen only the tip of the iceberg.