H. R. GIGER’S ALIENSCAPES: THE SECRET LANGUAGE OF BIOMECHANICS
THURSDAY 14. 4. / 17:00 / Slovenian Cinematheque
Lecture by Ilhana Škrgić on the visual appeal of Giger’s artistic language.
Ever since Alien (1979) entered our cinematic consciousness, the art of H. R. Giger has become globally recognized as the visual representation of the fear-and-awe-inspiring (un)known, transforming the landscapes of the post-modernist views on existence and technological progress into those predominantly “Gigeresque”. His body of work, highly potent on symbolism, extends over multiple decades and synesthetically communicates with the audience through different media (paintings, sculptures, film), expressing significant notions on humanity in the globalized surroundings. This lecture will show some of the most powerful metaphors and metonymies present in Giger’s art as the conceptual viscera of our systems of thinking, thus shedding a new light on his unique artistic expression and undeniable visual appeal. Intricacies of H. R. Giger’s biomechanics through a cognitive-linguistics-powered lens and more.
The lecture will be conducted in English language. Free admission.