Christina Kyriacou

(One Little Indian press officer.)

We were doing a photo shoot in Iceland, around Reykjavik. We went to The Blue Lagoon, a popular attraction, but we went first thing in the morning as it’s mainly Icelanders there, not tourists. There were these old people there, to take in the medicinal benefits, and Björk hadn’t got her bathing costume, so she was running around trying to get one, and these old ladies were clasping her hand, going, Oh Björk, well done, acting like her grandma, but Björk had never met them before. Whenever she goes back to Iceland now, that’s how people are toward her : they all feel they own a part of her, and that Björk is a part of Iceland.

Select, june 1994