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The short film, No Sunshine by Bjørn Melhus, takes us into the German artist's peculiar futurist universe, revealing his passionate love for film, television and music. Melhus's five-and-half minute video is a musical work in which the artist explores the desire to connect between different people and generations.

Full of humour and irony, the film takes as its theme loss of identity in a world of technological images in which human beings are created, seemingly perfect "clones" that are, however, incapable of dialogue or communication. In line with his other films, Melhus takes the lead role in No Sunshine, as well as playing all supporting roles. Indeed, Melhus generally writes, records, directs and produces all his films, as well as taking care of sound and characterisation. This peculiarity helps to reinforce the vision of a clone-like nature present in today's society which Melhus seeks to transmit.

Works by Bjørn Melhus (Kirchheim/Teck, Germany, 1966) have been shown at such art centres as the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Kunsthalle in Bremen and the Serpentine Gallery in London. In Spain, Fundación "la Caixa" and the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea are amongst the centres that have recently staged showings of his works. CAC Málaga acquired the DVD No Sunshine at the latest Arco International Art Fair.


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Bjørn Melhus