Bjarne Melgaard Julia Stoschek Collection
Leipziger Strasse 60
JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION announces a collaboration with Acute Art, London to present a Virtual Reality exhibition programme, premiering with a new work by Norwegian artist Bjarne Melgaard and AR works by Koo Jeong A in October 2019.
Bjarne Melgaard’s new virtual reality artwork, My Trip (2019) takes the viewer on a journey to the farthest reaches of the dark web. Melgaard compares the experience to taking Dimethyltryptamine (DMT), a naturally occurring drug, which is produced by a gland in the brain. DMT is considered the strongest hallucinogenic chemical substance and is found in almost every living organism on earth. Melgaard’s work is influenced by authors Stig Sæterbakken, David Benatar and Paul Ehrlich; The Sofa: A Moral Tale, a 1742 libertine novel by Claude Prosper Jolyot de Crébillon; and, Black Metal band, Darkthrone.
Featuring characters that have recurred in the artist’s practice for over 25 years, including Lightbulb Man and Octo, in addition to new mutants and personalities created in collaboration with Acute Art, My Trip is a strikingly stimulating visualization of the illusions of a DMT experience.
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