Bjork: Live at the Royal Opera House
Concert Film Experience
Tuesday Evening April 24, 2018
7 PM in JCBA's Book Arts Gallery

Free admission with donations welcome


Seventeen years ago, the enigmatic Icelandic musician Björk released a recording of new songs that began as small sounds. Perfect as an accompaniment to JCBA’s new exhibition SCALE: Proportion Play, which explores the dialogue between some of the Jaffe Collection’s smallest and largest works.

This concert film was recorded live at London’s Royal Opera House in December, 2001. It features Björk, the first contemporary pop artist to perform at the venue, backed by an Inuit choir from Greenland, San Francisco electronica duo Matmos, Zeena Parkins on harp, and the 50-piece Il Novecento Orchestra conducted by Simon Lee. The concert was an unforgettable experience, exquisitely filmed, and we are so pleased to present it as we open our new exhibition on proportion play.

This event is free and open to all in the intimate setting of the Book Arts Gallery at the Jaffe Center for Book Arts, third floor east of FAU’s Wimberly Library. In the spirit of good cultural stewardship, we do welcome donations to the Jaffe Center for Book Arts Education Fund in the donation box at the gallery doors, but there is no pressure to contribute. Your presence is what’s most important to us. Please come. Big love and gratitude to Björk and to One Little Indian Records for their generosity in allowing JCBA to screen the film for you.

94 minutes / 2002 / Directed by David Barnard / One Little Indian Records


Directions & Parking

The Jaffe Center for Book Arts is located on the third floor east of Florida Atlantic University's Wimberly Library. From I-95 or the Florida Turnpike, exit Glades Road, east. The FAU campus is located just east of I-95. If you enter the campus at FAU's main entrance (the one furthest west on Glades Road... and the first one you get to approaching from I-95 or the turnpike), you will enter on West University Drive. Continue straight on West University Drive to the traffic light at its intersection with Volusia Street. Turn right onto Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

The brand new I-95 interchange for Florida Atlantic University (Exit 48A) takes you directly from the interstate to FAU. Mind your speed: the exit ramp speed limit is posted at 30 MPH, and FHP are enforcing this strictly. Once you pass the traffic light at Spanish River Boulevard, you are on the FAU campus on FAU Boulevard. Continue to the traffic signal at the intersection of FAU Boulevard and University Drive (FAU Stadium will be on your right). Turn right onto University Drive. Turn left at the traffic signal at Volusia Street. You will see a parking garage on Volusia Street, and the Wimberly Library is the next building east of the parking garage.

Visitor Parking is available at the metered spaces in the library parking lot; look for the spaces that have numbers posted on signs at the head of the parking space. The meter system accepts payment with cash or credit card at the rate of $2 per hour.