Björk Digital

October 15, 2016 - November 12, 2016


An exhibition of virtual reality digital works by the Icelandic musician Björk

As part of our commitment to fostering a spirit of collaboration with our peers at home and around the world, DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art is proud to partner with Red Bull Music Academy and its sister organization Phi in order to present you the North American premiere of Björk Digital. To help present this touring exhibition, dedicated to the digital and moving image works of this visionary artist, represented an exceptional opportunity that we could not let pass. We are very pleased to help bring this show, which is a celebration of Björk’s remarkable body of work, that operates at the intersection of music, art and technology.

This virtual reality exhibition by the singular musician will be on view at DHC/ART from October 15 to November 12, 2016. The exhibition will feature digital and video works, including collaborations with world-renowned filmmakers and programmers.

Virtual reality experiences will feature, among others: the world premiere of Family, directed by Andrew Thomas Huang, with co-creative direction by Björk and James Merry. Huang also directed Stonemilker VR (for Here Be Dragons, formerly and Black Lake; both of which will be showcased in this exhibition.

A new addition to the exhibition, Quicksand VR, will also be shown. Essentially a live Björk performance in virtual reality, Quicksand VR was recorded in Tokyo and live-streamed online as a 360° video VR experience. In this collaboration with Dentsu Lab Tokyo, Björk wears a 3D printed “Rottlace” mask. The mask was designed by MIT Media Lab’s Mediated Matter Group, which includes its founder and director Prof. Neri Oxman.

Other works will include Mouth Mantra VR (directed by Jesse Kanda), Björk Cinema and Biophilia. The Cinema room will present a curated selection of Björk music videos, with favourites directed by Michel Gondry, Sophie Muller, Chris Cunningham and Spike Jonze. Biophilia will give visitors the opportunity to interact with the app created around the Biophilia album. These and other pieces will allow visitors to connect, on many levels, with the works, message and heart of this singular Icelandic artist.

We are happy to accommodate group visits. To ensure that your group enjoys the best possible conditions, please contact Aude Renaud ([email protected]).

Businesses welcome! To arrange your visit, please contact Anjali Caillat ([email protected]).


Box Office


Through September 30: adults: $15 / students, seniors (65 years and over): $10
As of October 1: adults: $20 / students, seniors (65 years and over): $15
Taxes and fees included. ID will be requested at the door for reduced price admission.



Week of October 15:
Oct. 15

Week of October 16:
Oct. 16 | Oct. 18 | Oct. 19 | Oct. 20 | Oct. 21 | Oct. 22

Week of October 23:
Oct. 23 | Oct. 25 | Oct. 26 | Oct. 27 | Oct. 28 | Oct. 29

Week of October 30:
Oct. 30


Week of November 1:
Nov. 1 | Nov. 2 | Nov. 3 | Nov. 4 | Nov. 5

Week of November 6:
Nov. 6 | Nov. 8 | Nov. 9 | Nov. 10 | Nov. 11 | Nov. 12

The artist will not be present.

Please note that it is strictly forbidden to take photos and videos in the exhibition spaces.

Please note that the exhibition is restricted to ages 13 and over. Before purchasing tickets, please review our health and safety policy.

People with reduced mobility

DHC/ART is accessible for those with reduced mobility, although additional assistance may be required. At the moment of buying your ticket, it is mandatory to contact us so we may accommodate you properly. Contact us here: 514 225-0525

Opening Hours

Monday: closed
Tuesday to Sunday: visitors will be admitted starting at noon, and every 15 minutes until 7:30 PM.

We kindly ask that you arrive at 451 St-Jean Street 15 minutes before the time indicated on your admission ticket. Entry times are strictly enforced and capacity is limited. We cannot guarantee entry if you are late. Allow 90 minutes to journey through this part of the exhibition.


DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art
451 – 465 St-Jean Street, Montreal, QC, H2Y 2R6
(The exhibition entrance is at 451 St-Jean Street)

Red Bull Music Academy

The 18th edition of the Red Bull Music Academy will take place in Montreal from September 24 to October 28, 2016, bringing together 70 hand-selected producers, vocalists, beat-makers, instrumentalists and DJs from 38 countries. They will attend intimate lecture sessions and collaborate on music in an expansive, custom-built creative studio space, contained within the multidisciplinary arts and culture hub in the Old Montreal neighborhood, the Phi Centre. The Red Bull Music Academy has been pairing music legends and emerging beatsmiths in cities such as Berlin, Cape Town, Melbourne, Barcelona, Rome, São Paulo, London, Tokyo and New York City. This unique combination of old school knowledge and new school sounds is unrivalled for its creative exploration and achievement.

The Phi Centre

The Phi Centre is a versatile space with venues that adapt to accommodate the event at hand: launches, conferences, seminars, screenings, exhibitions, concerts, performances, interactive installations. It has creative studios and production suites equipped with the latest technology for all artistic needs. It’s a multifunctional centre where art can express itself in its various forms. It’s a space where people can exchange, learn, discover, launch, shoot, record, and more.

The Phi Centre is an initiative of Phi and its founder, Phoebe Greenberg. Phi’s mission is to provide the public with excellence in all types of art from every possible horizon.




Photo credit: Nick Knight