A New Doc and Exhibit Salute “Alien” Designer H.R. Giger’s Dark Sci-Fi Legacy

A New Doc and Exhibit Salute "Alien" Designer H.R. Giger’s Dark Sci-Fi Legacy

Secluded behind the drawn shades of his Swiss chateau, sci-fi man-in-black H.R. Giger pioneered a sublimely creepy “bio-mechanical” aesthetic obsessed with birth, sex, and death. This month, one year after his death at age 74, the artist draws fresh attention with a new documentary Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World, opening Friday, and mini-festival running May 22 and 23 at New York’s Museum of Art & Design.

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