Tag: tv

DEADLY STORMS

3 channel video installation on 3 vertical plasma or LCD screens, 42″ (minimum size) 7’00 min. loop, 2008 Synopsis: DEADLY STORMS is based on appropriated audio footage from the US American news network FOX NEWS. During the last 10 years

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CAPTAIN

Video, 2 channel installation, 14 min., loop, 2005 Screening Version: HD Video, 14:20 min, 2005 Synopsis: As a child, Bjørn Melhus was always fascinated by American science fiction series. Nowadays he uses them as a treasure trove for dialogues and figures

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THE ORAL THING

Single Channel Video, 2001, 8 min., loop (for screening or installation) Synopsis: The Oral Thing casts the TV host as evangelist. Descending as if from heaven he enters down a staircase to preside over two sisters cast as TV chat show

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AGAIN AND AGAIN

Installation for 8 Monitors, Video, 8 min loop, 1998 Synopsis: In the video installation “Again & Again” Melhus tells—not without humor—the story of a person engaged in an inner dialogue on the subject of reproduction, only to be rejected by

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WEIT WEIT WEG

(FAR FAR AWAY) Film, 16 mm transferred to Video, 39 min., 1995 Story: With her green bow in her hair, a naïve Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz embodies an aspect of the artist’s own personal context. She is dreaming

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DAS ZAUBERGLAS (THE MAGIC GLASS)

Video, 6’00, 1991 DAS ZAUBERGLAS considers subjectivity in regards to media culture, viewing and being viewed, and the positions of self and Other. Synopsis: A short meeting of a shaving man and his female reflection in the magic glass/the TV

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