Bjork Documentary Profile from 1997 - Southbank Show
ID: ITV-01-1137
Format: SD
Location: Iceland

Documentary Profile on Icelandic singer Björk from her first album in 1977 to her latest album in 1997, Homogenic. The South Bank Show is a British television arts magazine series originally produced by London Weekend Television and broadcast on ITV between 1978 and 2010. Conceived, written, and presented by former BBC arts broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, the show aims to bring both high art and popular culture to a mass audience. Sequence shows Bjork walking along beach and discussing new electronic sampling device given to her by Mark Bell of electronic band LFO. Bjork talks about the beats on her new album being explosive. Shots of volcanic geyser exploding and Bjork driving a hummer vehicle off-road in Iceland. Various shots of waterfalls bubbling volcanic pools and Icelandic landscape. Bjork bent over music mixer talking about Electricity and saying she was obsessed with people like Kraftwerk and Karlheinz Stockhausen. View of electro magnetic waves on screen. Bjork talks of electricity being part of human culture with Thor's Hammer and use of acupuncture. Bjork describes techno as similar as a craft to using leather or sewing but with electronic mixer and her skill.