Celebrating the Launch of the Minefield Girl on Spotify: Taking Storytelling to the Next Level With Video Art

Last night in New York we celebrated an exciting new chapter for Blackdove, quite literally. We were incredibly proud to witness Sofia Ek reveal her new, immersive audiobook ‘The Minefield Girl’ to a packed room of media and VIP guests.

 

The reason? Sofia kindly entrusted Blackdove with the responsibility of commissioning 18 incredibly talented contemporary artists (spanning four continents) to interpret each chapter in their unique style and create original moving image artworks that play continuously while you listen. The result is an elevated listening experience that blurs the lines between literature, art, storytelling, and moving image.

 

The Minefield Girl is part of the first wave of audiobooks to take advantage of Spotify’s new multimedia format ‘Spotlight’ which allows creators to add new visual elements to podcasts, audiobooks, news, and other content on the platform. In fact, you can listen (and watch) it right now!

 

The story is based on Sofia´s personal experiences as a young woman doing business in Libya, while Gaddafi was still running the country with an iron fist. Consumed by her desire to succeed and to be part of something bigger than herself, she finds herself deep into the corridors of power, unaware of the dangerous minefield she has walked into.

 

We are incredibly grateful to Sofia for this amazing opportunity to showcase our amazing video artists on the world stage. I would also like to officially thank our brilliant curator Molly Surno who did such a great job and brought so much passion and energy to the project, as well as all the artists who collaborated with us. There are too many to mention right here, but I have listed them all below and highly recommend you check them out!

 

The Minefield Girl is a perfect example of the type of innovative projects we were dreaming of when we started Blackdove. But this is just the start. We are continually surprised and delighted by how technology is opening up new avenues for creative, engaging experiences. We look forward to imagining the future with you soon.

 

Full list of featured artists

 

Alex Israel

Alfredo Salazar-Caro

Eva Papamargariti

Jay Davis

Andrea Wolf

Alina Tenser

Matt Yoka

Neon Saltwater

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo

Jon Kessler

Brandon Barr

Jeremy Couillard

Bahareh Khoshooee

Ben Hagari

Jamie Scott

Refik Anadol

Phillip Stearns

Johanna Hauser

Jonah King

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