Over the past 25 years, Bjørn Melhus embodied over 90 different characters in his films, videos and installations. On August 28, Melhus will personally present these characters at silent green – a journey through their backgrounds, representations and relations, accompanied by the work itself and artistic-research material: a different kind of genealogy.
In parallel, from August 13th until September 10th, the neighbouring Patrick Ebensperger Gallery will show the HEADSHOTS, a portrait series of all of the characters. On the evening of August 27, the exhibition will be open to the audience.
Bjørn Melhus, born 1966, is a German-Norwegian media artist. In his work he has developed a singular position, expanding the possibilities for a critical reception of cinema and television. His practice of fragmentation, destruction, and reconstitution of well-known figures, topics, and strategies of the mass media opens up not only a network of new interpretations and critical commentaries, but also defines the relationship of mass media and viewer anew.
6pm HEADSHOTS at Patrick Ebensperger Gallery
7pm GENEALOGY Lecture Performance by Bjørn Melhus at silent green
+++ The evining will be held in English +++