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MoMA's long-awaited retrospective of Icelandic pop singer (and original Kanye West) Bjork doesn't open until Sunday, but thanks to a press preview this weekend, now we've got an idea of what it'll look like. And aside from a fumigated yak head, and a room in which each inch corresponds to a single second of a certain song, by far the weirdest, best, Bjorkiest aspect of the exhibit is that there'll be "an army" of Bjork mannequins, complete with her hair and face, modeling her most legendary ensembles (including that dress shaped like a certain bird).
Here's everything else that visitors can expect at "Bjork," which will remain at the museum until June 7th, according to MoMA and the Times:
It'll take over nearly the entire building: MoMA's lobby will feature instruments used on Bjork's 2011 album Biophilia, including a gravity harp and a gameleste (two instruments custom-designed for her), as well as a pipe organ and a Tesla coil, and her songs will be on loop throughout the space. The rest of the exhibit will snake through the museum's second and third floors.
Music, Mapped Out IRL
There'll be an entire room dedicated to "Black Lake," a 10-minute song and video from her latest album Vulnicura, in which 6,000 "soundproofing cones" were hand-stitched in felt to create a "literal blueprint" of the music. (Bjork reportedly asked for a space that "feels like you're in somebody's intestine.")
You'll get to peek inside the mind of a nine-year-old Bjork—childhood diary entires will be included on the third floor, part of which is devoted to the story of the artist's life.
Robots? Sure, Robots!
About those mannequins—they're all made from 3-D scans of her body (rather like a Doob, perhaps?). There'll also be robots (!) from the "All Is Full of Love" music video.
Really, Really Amazing Street Style
We can only presume, but at (arguably) the city's best-dressed museum, we're betting visitors will go all-out for this one.
If 2013's "Rain Room" was any indication, the lines at MoMA for "Bjork" will be multi-hour occasions—we recommend taking a personal day from work rather than attempting to visit at noon on a Saturday.