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The Bjorkatastrophe in verse: A girl critic takes her beating heart to MoMA
The Bjorkatastrophe in verse: A girl critic takes her beating heart to MoMA

"Once there was a girl, a girl who lived alone in a lava field in a forest." So begins the audio guide to the Björk retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. It goes downhill from there. Way downhill. This rambling narrative poem, created by the Icelandic writer Sjón in collaboration with Björk, takes the viewer on a metaphor-stuffed ride through the exhibition -- at least I think they're metaphors -- chronicling the work of the experimental singer and composer. Its general purple-ness is made more abhorrent by the fact that it serves as the spine of this very thin show. Instead of supplying the viewer with any...

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