30 June – 16 July 2011
Campfield Market Hall, Manchester
World premiere 30 June 2011
Björk performed at Castlefield Arena at MIF15
Over six exhilarating evenings, Björk brought her multimedia Biophilia project to vibrant life within the Victorian space of Campfield Market Hall. These immersive shows featured the haunting sounds of a 24-strong Icelandic choir, Heath Robinson-style invented instruments, introductions by David Attenborough, captivating footage of the natural world and the electrifying experience of a working Tesla coil on bass. This was an event that truly united science, music, nature – and magic.
‘A torrent of fire and ice, an explosively powerful geyser, Björk remains Iceland’s flesh-and-blood rival to the Eyjafjallajökull volcano’ The Times
Commissioned by Manchester International Festival. Produced by Manchester International Festival and Björk. With thanks to the Museum of Science & Industry (MOSI) for their support and collaboration.