Designer Neri Oxman and the Mediated Matter Group came up with the concept, which Björk is putting into practise on the Tokyo leg of a Björk Digital virtual reality event series which started June 29 and runs until July 18.
Björk’s own face was used as a basis for the prosthetic covering, which mimics soft tissue, muscle and rigid bone structure within a single print, Mediated Matter said in a statement.
An earlier Björk Digital Exhibition at Carriageworks in Sydney, June 4-18, made use of a 3D printed dress.
Björk released “Vulcinaria,” the eighth studio album of her adult career, in January 2015.
While “Vulnicura Live” is due July 15th, a special Mask Edition is set for release in September, and will include a low polygon 3D Björk moth paper mask.