About

“Bad boy” contemporary artist Bjarne Melgaard gives us this wild, thumping simulation of a DMT trip that draws on new psychedelia, pulsing metal music, and internet paranoid probings of existential angst and the boundaries of materiality itself. In this virtual retrospective, travel with characters such as Octo and Lightbulb Man through psychological inquietude and the dark web to unknown realms.

Screens at New Frontier at The Ray

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY New Frontier Exhibitions

COUNTRY United Kingdom

RUN TIME 13 min

COMPANY Acute Art

WEBSITE https://acuteart.com/

EMAIL wilhemina.madeley@gmail.com

PHONE +44 (0)203 751 0560

Credits

Lead Artist
Key Collaborators
In Partnership with
Director of Virtual Production
Producer
3-D Generalists
3-D Animators
2-D Animator
Storyboard Artist

Artist Bio

Bjarne Melgaard

Bjarne Melgaard was born in Australia to Norwegian parents in 1967. Melgaard has exhibited extensively internationally, including exhibitions at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London (2012) and Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo (2010). He has also participated in the Venice (2011), Lyon (2013), and Whitney (2014) Biennials. In addition to his visual art practice, Melgaard is a prolific curator, writer, film producer, and fashion designer. Melgaard lives and works in Oslo, Norway.