Flash of Genius, 2002

As in most of our public works the core of the idea relates to the site's social function. What is the context and how does our work of art add to this situation? The site of the Nacka Cultural House, in the vicinity of Stockholm, is a vibrant and active meeting point of diverse cultural activities. A library, art hall, theatre, cinema and a restaurant are connected under the high ceiling of a former factory for heavy machinery. One of the answers to what a cultural center like this produces is - ideas. And our sculpture “Flash of genius” is a basic representation of this product. It consists of a giant-scale light bulb in an armature on which people can sit, rest and discuss. 
When a person sits down, a sensor triggers a part of the neon filament inside the acrylic bulb to light up. As more people gather around the bulb the brain shaped neon filament lights up completely.

Flash of Genius, 2002
Polyester, acrylic, neon lights,
pressure sensors, relays, stainless steel.
240 x 320 x 240 cm
Bigert & Bergström 2002

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Neon filament inside the acrylic bulb lights up when
people sit down on the sculpture.
The more people who sits down the more filaments lights up.

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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