Björk: Media Archaeologist

Here, a young Björk Guðmundsdóttir shares her insights into the medium of television. First, she delights in the cultural role of television in Iceland. Then, her curiosity leads her to disassemble the television and examine the lovely structure of its wires and modules. Finally, she reflects on the advice of a poet who warned her against the narcotic effect of television on its viewers, only to realize that his hypodermic theory of media influence is wrong. And again she felt free to enjoy the many ‘situations’ that her television offered to her.