I’m not the enemy Bjørn Melhus 09.11.2012 – 19.01.2013
Bjørn Melhus, I’m not the Enemy, 2011, HD Video, 25 Min. loop, Edition: 6 + 2, filmstill
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Bjørn Melhus, I’m not the Enemy, 2011, HD Video, 25 Min. loop, Edition: 6 + 2, filmstill
Bjørn Melhus, I’m not the Enemy, 2011, HD Video, 25 Min. loop, Edition: 6 + 2, filmstill 2/2

With “I’M NOT THE ENEMY” by Bjørn Melhus we present a socially relevant videowork, which focuses on the media representation of the warhero who suffers frompost-traumatic stress disorder. Since 2011 some of BjørnMelhus’ videoworks lookinto this subject matter, which has been gaining increasing attention in the media.“I’M NOT THE ENEMY” was produced for his solo show in Haus am Waldsee inBerlin and has been awarded with Deutscher Kurz Film Preis in 2011.

Born in 1966, Bjørn Melhus lives and works in Berlin and Kassel.               Originally rooted in an experimental filmcontext, Bjørn Melhus’ work has beenshown and awarded at numerous international film festivals. He has held screenings at Tate Modern and the LUX in London, the Museum of Modern Art
(MediaScope) in NewYork, and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, amongst others.His work has been exhibited in shows like The American Effect at the WhitneyMuseum New York, the 8th International Istanbul Biennial, solo and groupshows have been held at FACT Liverpool, Serpentine Gallery London, SprengelMuseum Hanover, Museum Ludwig Cologne, ZKM Karlsruhe, Denver Art Museum, Haus am Waldsee in Berlin, among others.