Bjork in Human Behaviour

Icelandic singer/songwriter Bjork‘s first solo single, “Human Behaviour”, 1993, was interpreted in film by Michel Gondry, an adaptation of Goldilocks and the Threee Bears inspired by Yuri Norstein’s animated film Hedgehog in the Fog.

Bjork dreams of Bear in Human Behaviour music video

Björk’s lyrics explore human nature and emotion through an animal’s point of view. The Human Behaviour video features the intertwined actions of a hedgehog, a bear, a hunter and a moth. Bjork takes the role of narrator, Cinderella and austronaut.

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Filming was shot by director/art director Michel Gondry via Partizan Midi Minuit, Paris, with director of photography Tim Maurice-Jones, producer Georges Bermann, line producer Michel Maniot, costume designer Daniel Adric, make-up artist Monda Renita, production manager Pascal Muzzarelli, editors Oivier Gajan and Francois Gilgy, visual effects artist Christian Dehayes, animator Eric Valin.

Human Behaviour had six nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards 1994 including Best Female Video, Best New Artist in a Video, Breakthrough Video, Best Special Effects, Best Art Direction and Best Direction, but didn’t win in any category. The video was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Music Video – Short Form, losing to Peter Gabriel’s “Steam”.