Björk is a unique artist, no argument there. So it’s only fitting her latest retrospective visual take a turn for a twisted concept. Björk takes fans on an unsettlingly trip to her own mouth in the new video for Vulnicura’s frantic “Mouth Mantra.”
Directed by Jesse Kanda, Björk sings the track from inside her own mouth, creating an illusion of teeth gritting and tongue flexing, before the video ends with a focus on a dance number.
"I am so extremely grateful to Jesse to be up for going on this journey," Björk told Dazed, who premiered the clip. "It was brave of him to take it on and I feel spoiled having witnessed him grow, making hi-tech mouth models and inventing cameras all to match a little therapeutic song about the throat. His dedication and devotion is overwhelming."
The clip also preludes the final day of the Björk art installation at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, which chronicled more than 20 years of the singer’s work as a musician, visual artist, and her most recent project Vulnicure. And for fans that want an even more in-depth journey of Björk’s dental examination, “Mouth Mantra” is scheduled to arrive on her virtual reality app in the coming months.
Watch the mouthful of art below.