For months, Sigur Rós have been releasing videos by various directors to accompany their record Valtari, a project they called the Valtari Mystery Film Experiment. Now the band has announced plans to release a DVD collecting all sixteen videos, out March 5 and available to purchase digitally on iTunes starting February 5. Along with the videos, the collection will include three making-of features.
Screenings to accompany the project have been organized for this weekend, December 7-9, around the globe. On all seven continents, local fans have organized events at “cinemas, rock clubs, hardware stores, hairdresser salons,” and other places, according to a press release. The Antarctica screening is at the McMurdo Station, a research center operated by the United States. Details for the screenings are here.
The band has also recently shared the Mystery Film Experiment’s final clip, “Leaning Towards Solace”, an epic, ten-minute piece directed by Floria Sigismondi and starring John Hawkes and Elle Fanning. Watch it after the DVD’s tracklist.
Valtari Mystery Film Experiment DVD:
01 Varúð (directed by Inga Birgisdóttir)
02 Valtari (directed by Christian Larson) [ft. Ekki Múkk, Valtari, Rembihnútur & Varúð]
03 Ég anda (directed by Ragnar Kjartansson)
04 Ekki múkk (directed by Nicholas Abrahams)
05 Varðeldur (directed by Clare Langan)
06 Leaning Towards Solace (directed by Floria Sigismondi) [ft. Dauðalogn & Varúð]
07 Seraph (directed byDash Shaw/John Cameron Mitchell) [ft. Rembihnútur & Ekki múkk]
08 Dauðalogn (directed by Ruslan Fedotow)
09 Rembihnútur (directed by Arni & Kinski)
10 Fjögur pianó (directed by Alma Har’el)
11 Ég anda (directed by Ramin Bahrani)
12 Varðeldur (directed by Melika Bass)
13 Varúð (directed by Björn Flóki)
14 Dauðalogn (directed by Henry Jun Wah Lee)
15 Fjögur pianó (directed by Anafelle Liu)
16 Varúð (directed by Ryan McGinley)