Bjork has raised her voice on the issue of sexism within the entertainment industry, describing music journalism as a “boys club” and voicing her distress on the “nightmare” of being an actress.
The comments come from the Austalian launch of her Bjork Digital exhibition.
“The fact I’m a woman and I can do what I do, it’s kind of unique, really. I’ve been really lucky. But I have been hitting walls. What’s really macho, for example, is music journalism. It’s really like a boys’ club. They like music that is… well, a lot of it is for boys.”
The Icelandic artist also commented on her only acting appearance in Lars Vons Trier’s Dancer in the Dark, which came out in the year 2000.
“I couldn’t believe what it’s like for actresses. It’s just a nightmare how they’re treated. They have so little say in their career or roles they play as they get older. Guys can get older, but not women.”
Bjork Digital launches at the Carriageworks gallery in Sydney on June 3rd and features artwork inspired by her break up with artist Matthew Barney and features pieces from her ‘Vulnicura’ album. Bjork is also currently working on a new album with the co-producer of ‘Vulnicura’, Arca.
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