working with Arca

What do you get out of working with other people ? — I’ve talked a lot about it with Arca. We talk a lot about merging—when you merge with another person, when you lose yourself—and how we don’t like that merging is looked upon as a weakness. I think it’s a talent that a lot of women have. They become the other half of someone. Sometimes it’s looked down upon, but it’s a strength. It’s the feeling of losing yourself to something that’s bigger than you. It’s 1+1 is 3. It’s a very feminine quality. A lot of guys have it, maybe especially if you’re gay. I think that should be in the next phase of feminism—or genderism, I don’t know what to call it—that merging with people should be a strength.

Björk, Pitchfork, 2017