The Museum of Modern Art in New York has acquired its first piece of interactive app art after purchasing Björk’s Biophilia for its permanent collection. The app, which was created in conjunction with her 2011 album of the same name, features a mini-game for each of the 10 songs on the album’s tracklist which users can select via a star on its cosmic homepage. Biophilia can also be explored through interactive and accompanying animation, song analysis, score and lyric visuals.
Unlike you nerds, Björk has concept on concept on concept. The app works to extend a collaborative relationship from her and the creative team who worked on Biophilia to viewers, seeing themes of connection dictate every area of its content and construction.
“Björk truly innovated the way people experience music by letting them participate in performing and making the music and visuals, rather than just listening passively.”
– Senior MoMa curator Paola Antonelli
Check out video on the making of the app in the gallery. Trust me it’s incredible.
(Or you could get the app on Google Play and iTunes.)
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