CO2 Lock-In, 2012

CO2 Lock-In
Stockholm, March 16-31, 2012

All human evil comes from a single cause, man's inability to sit still in a room. Blaise Pascal

Chain yourself to your climate guilt and become part of a sculptural installation. A series of ball and chains shaped as carbon dioxide molecules are placed out around the town of Stockholm. They’re made out of 100% recycled iron and weigh 300 kilos each. This represents an average Swede's CO2 emission during 10 days. The art project is a collaboration between Bigert & Bergström and WWF in connection with the world wide climate action Earth Hour. The ambition is to nail the public to a moment of slow reflection.

Sites with CO2 Lock-In sculptures:
Bonniers Konsthall
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Sergels Torg
Stureplan

On the opening day of the project, Bigert & Bergström will chain themselves to the sculptures.
Sergels Torg, Friday March 16, 12.00AM-12.00PM

CO2 Lock-In
Cast iron, enamel paint
35x83x35 cm
Photo: Charlie Drevstam
Bigert & Bergström 2012

Images

Films


Oil sand is poored into
the mould.
Foot shackels.
Melting the iron.
300 kg melted iron are poured
into the mould.
A volcano of molten iron.
The artists waiting for the result.
A casted CO2 molekyl.
The ball and chains ready and painted.
CO2 Lock-In, Sergels Torg
Photo: Charlie Drevstam
Bigert & Bergström 2012
CO2 Lock-In, Sergels Torg
Photo: Charlie Drevstam
Bigert & Bergström 2012
CO2 Lock-In, Sergels Torg
Photo: Charlie Drevstam
Bigert & Bergström 2012
CO2 Lock-In, Sergels Torg
Photo: Charlie Drevstam
Bigert & Bergström 2012
CO2 Lock-In, Bonniers Konsthall
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012
CO2 Lock-In, Stureplan
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012

Contact

Studio Bigert & Bergström

Address:
Västmannagatan 73
113 26 Stockholm
Sweden

Email:
post@bigertbergstrom.com

Mats Bigert
Phone:
+46 708 57 86 52
Email:
bigert@bigertbergstrom.com

Lars Bergström
Phone:
+46 708 57 86 53
Email:
bergstrom@bigertbergstrom.com

Represented by:
Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm

Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Cis Art Lodgers, Barcelona

 

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