Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World
Surrealist artist H. R. Giger (1940–2014) terrified audiences with his Oscar-winning monsters in Ridley Scott's ALIEN. Sci-fi, horror, music, album covers & tattoos have been influenced by his dark, intricate work. Behind the ivy-covered walls of his residence in Zurich, Switzerland, DARK STAR brings viewers into Giger's mysterious realm: from the first skull he was given by his father at age six, to macabre dinner parties, grisly souvenirs from the ALIEN set & reminiscences about model Li Tobler, Giger's one-time muse, whose suicide reverberates through his work. Enshrined in a museum dedicated to his work, Giger's output includes sculpture, painting, drawing, film, architecture and commercial projects for musicians including Debbie Harry, Korn and the Dead Kennedys, integrating meticulous technique with a instantly-recognizable sensibility that has inspired generations of nightmares.