H.R. Giger at the Ars Electronica 2013 Festival

Giger's "Necronom"
H.R. Giger “Necronom”

“Visitors to this year’s Ars Electronica Festival can immerse themselves in the gloomy, biomechanical worlds of HR Giger. The exhibition entitled “HR GIGER – The Art of Biomechanics” opens up a dystopian perspective of the human-machine interrelationship. Paintings, sculptures, graphics and short films—some making their public debut—present the fantastic artist as the visionary father of early cyborgs and as an architect of interior spaces and landscapes of collective horror. The exhibition that will be opened on September 4 at 7 PM, traces HR Giger’s path from the “Necronom” cycle to his latest work featured in the 2012 film “Prometheus.” Giger’s legendary “Alien Diaries” from 1978-79 are among the rarities on display at the LENTOS. HR Giger will personally conduct a tour of the exhibition on Thursday, September 5th at 2:30 PM. Then at 5 PM, the artist will present and sign copies of his book, “Alien-Diaries.” Another opportunity to experience HR Giger live will be on the following Friday, September 6 in Deep Space at the Ars Electronica Center, where HR Giger will present works including gigapixel images created especially for the Festival.”