The Epic Alien-Inspired Installation by Mire Lee – Design You Trust

The Epic Alien-Inspired Installation by Mire Lee

In 2021, the Berlin Schinkel Pavillon opened a special exhibition as part of the Berlin Art Week. In a scenario that is as seductive as it is dystopian, «HR Giger & Mire Lee» combines for the first time the worlds of Swiss visionary HR Giger and the works of South Korean artist Mire Lee.

More: Mire Lee

HR Giger was not only a painter, sculptor and designer, but also the inventor of the legendary Xenomorph, the alien species from Ridley Scott’s 1979 iconic «Alien» movie. Alongside outstanding works that led to the creation of this iconic figure, the exhibition showcases the artist’s body of work – including early oil paintings, ink drawings, sculptures and never-before-seen extracts from private diaries.

Mire Lee has recently become known for her kinetic sculptures and quasi-alchemical installations; complex arrangements and structures made of silicone, PVC tubes, polyester and building materials, through whose organ-like passages and vessels viscous substances circulate or coagulate into proliferating crusts. The works newly developed for the Schinkel Pavilion are reminiscent of dissected body parts and mechanically impulsive metabolic processes.

Together, HR Giger and Mire Lee transform the main room of the Schinkel Pavilion into a womb-like, oversized honeycomb. In it, Giger’s visions of grotesque, mutant-like figures depict his fear of the nuclear arms race, situated in the context of the Cold War, while his prenatal traumas, not least personal ones, take on oppressive form. In between, suspended from the ceiling, float Mire Lee’s Carriers – offsprings: pink, bulbous creatures with sprawling, umbilical cord-like tentacles through whose insides slimy fluids are pumped, spurting out every now and then.

If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

Granny’s Old China Just Got Really Cool!
The Paul Milinski Retro Futuristic Dreamscapes Are Serenity Manifest
Iconic Volkswagen-Inspired Sleeping Space For Kids
The Realistic 3-Dimensional LEGO Bridge
A New Design Project Of The Serbian Dinar
The Amazing Millennium Falcon Bedroom
Grandfather With Vitiligo Crochets Dolls To Make Children With This Condition Feel Better
Andrey Lukovnikov's Double Exposure Tattoos Inspired By The Digital Era
Brilliant & Colossal Sand Drawings By Sam Dougados
Fantasy Animals By Lee Cross
Artist Richard Satava Creates Fantastic Glass Jellyfish Sculptures
Beautiful Chimera: South Korean Artist Paints Optical Illusions On Her Face
This 3D Printed Modern Clutch Was Inspired By A City In Switzerland
Japanese Artist Creates Incredible Realistic Intimate Garments from Ceramics
Street Artists Transform Eindhoven's Monumental Thomas Gall With Photorealistic Graffiti Art
"Reading The Road": River Of 11,000 Glowing Books Flows Down City Street
How Is It Even Possible To Make Such Things Out Of Sand?!
These Gold Cufflinks Contain Pictures Of Two Different Strains Of Plague Bacterias, Perhaps By Faberge, c. 1900
This Is How Movies Are Delivered To Your Local Theater
Japanese Artist Turns Tom’s Most Unfortunate Moments Into Sculptures, And The Result Is Hilarious
Superb Nintendo Super Famigun Concept By Allan Williams
Singaporean Artist Gains International Following For Her Sculptures Of Body Parts
Indian Photographer Recreates Realistic Miniature Brands on His Desktop
Spacing Bad: The Breaking Bad Meth Lab Made From LEGO Bricks