Bjørn Melhus

Freedom & Independence

Video art, 15:00 min. 2014, Germany


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Freedom & Independence confronts neoliberal elitist thinking using generic media fragments of religious prophecies about the end of time in the setting of a privatised habitat marked by architectures of megalomania. It is a tour de force using elements of fairy tales, musicals, comedy and horror films to scour our global psyche for ingrained promises of salvation, childhood traumata and the work ethic as it is affected by our desire for self-improvement.