Björk and Jesse Kanda unpack their creative chemistry in new WeTransfer documentary

WeTransfer has announced the launch of their new documentary series, entitled Work in Progress. The series will be presented on the site’s streaming platform, WePresent, and has been created in conjunction with Pi Studio.

Work in Progress will explore collaborative ties between artists, and kickstarting the series is a five-minute episode, directed by Vivek Vadoliya, that delves into the creative chemistry behind Björk and Jesse Kanda’s collaborations; why they’re both drawn to each other’s work, the underlying themes that connect them and also the Reykjavík music scene. The episode marks Jesse Kanda’s first ever video interview, and it features old live footage of Björk performing on stage.

“Our mission at WeTransfer is to enable the effortless transfer of ideas. With 75% of our users being creatives, we are constantly striving to empower creative minds to find inspiration and create, share and present new work,” says Global Head of Music WeTransfer Jamal Dauda. “With this series we wanted to look at how collaboration really works. We want to go beyond the standard ‘behind-the-scenes’, and tap into what creativity looks, sounds and feels like. We don’t claim to explain it, but we believe that by showing how creative minds see the worlds around them, and understand each other, we’ll window onto some of the magic and the mystery.”

Björk and Jesse Kanda are longtime collaborators who, together, have created surreal videos such as Arisen My Senses, which also premiered on WeTransfer earlier this year.

Watch the first episode of Work in Progress via the player above, and revisit Crack’s cover story with Björk.