Björk: Biophilia — Heavy On The Visuals

“Björk: Biophilia Live” starts Friday at the Cable Car. If the trailer and her hair are any indication this should be one trippy freakout.

‘Biophilia live’ is a concert film by nick fenton and peter strickland. Recorded live at björk’s show at london’s alexandra palace in 2013, the film features björk and her band performing every song on ‘biophilia’ and more using a broad variety of instruments — some digital, some traditional and some completely unclassifiable.

But what is the movie about? The Guardian explains.

There are not many artists who can combine the lifecycle of a jellyfish with a breakbeat and make it work. But this is an extraordinary piece, perhaps more an opera, where Björk and drummer Manu Delago are at their virtuosic best. It’s utterly bonkers yet moving – especially a strange love song set to a mutating virus. It should be mandatory viewing for anyone about to dam a glacial river to facilitate aluminium smelting.”

Aluminium. Running time 97 minutes. Movie not rated.

Starts 4pm Friday, October 17, Cable Car Cinema and Café, 204 South Main Street

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Providence Daily Dose