Bjørn Melhus (b. 1966)
Das Zauberglas (The Magic Glass) (1991)
Bjørn Melhus is a German media artist of Norwegian ancestry born in Kirchheim/Teck, Germany, in 1966.
Originally rooted in an experimental film context, Bjørn Melhus's work has been shown and awarded at numerous film festivals and exhibitions internationally. Melhus’ work has been screened at the Tate Modern and the LUX in London, the Museum of Modern Art (MediaScope) in New York, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, amongst others. His work has been exhibited in shows such as The American Effect at the Whitney Museum New York, the 8th International Istanbul Biennial, solo and group shows at FACT Liverpool, Serpentine Gallery London, Sprengel Museum Hanover, Museum Ludwig Cologne, ZKM Karlsruhe and the Denver Art Museum.
Since 2003 Bjørn Melhus has been a Professor for Virtual Realities at the Kunsthochschule Kassel, Germany