Hayley and Chad visiting the Museum of Modern Art in NYC
Hayley and Chad visited the Bjork exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. They both updated new photos from their visit, you can see all the photos in our gallery. Hayley also wrote a post about it on her Tumblr, you can read below what she had to say.
For Chad’s birthday this year, I decided to get him a once in a lifetime sorta thing. Sometimes you get your person some clothes, or like a keepsake kind of a thing… But this was an experience. When I heard it was only going to be around for a short time, I knew he had to see it.
Bjork is one of his all time favorite singers. Actually, she’s pretty much at the very tiptop of the list. So, being able to go with him and see him experience it was just as exciting as experiencing it for myself.
I don’t do these kind of posts, like ever, haha… But it was too special and Bjork is too cool to not share some of these pics!
We pretty much sang our way through the whole exhibit (see: 1st pic of me mid-sing face…“Hyperballad”).
Chad took a lot of pics of me with the Bjork mannequin/figures, haha. It’s nice to be the same height as someone…. anything.
The coolest part for me might have been seeing the photos of her vocal cords. It would appear that she and I have suffered some of the same minor traumas, vocally. My cords have a similar little polyp on one side and a little swelling whenever they are agitated. I look up to Bjork so much – especially as a singer – and it was very comforting to see with my own eyes that I’m not the only singer who doesn’t have perfect vocal cords!
Chad and I went through every part of the exhibit and I think both of us were most affected by the “Black Lake Experience”. I probably won’t really be able explain it well. It’s a video she made for a sort of different version of the song “Black Lake”. There are 2 screens, sometimes showing different parts of the same scene, and there is a lot of sound. Beautiful and all around you.
The song is heartbreaking alone but when you see what she does through out the video you can’t help but feel it even heavier. I won’t even lie, I totally cried.
If you’re not a Bjork fan, I don’t know how much you’ll take away from the exhibit… But if you are and you’re in the city with time to spare, you should make it happen. So so cool.
So thanks to Chad for being born and loving Bjork so much that it made me love her music more than I did before :) So happy we got to see that together.