Inverted Space Molecules

From the early panoramas of the 18th century to the virtual spaces of today’s computers, development of spatial representation has always intrigued Bigert & Bergström. The idea of turning spaces inside out evolved from their earlier works of elaborate room installations, like the “Climate Chambers”. But, instead of wrapping the sculpture around the viewer, the spherical photograph places the audience outside a spherical reflection of a room. The artists have developed a technique in which they combine old globe-making methods with new ways of recording space, using panorama stitching and 3D-visualization.

By connecting these images, a molecular structure occurs that enable the artists to document a site or situation in physical form. The joined “Inverted Space Molecules” often serve as a metaphor for the different structures that formulate the thematic aim of the project. In the piece “Weather Station”, the spheres form a molecular tree depicting the relation between the climate and a weather station. On top is the sky, the climate, which provides the underlying spheres, the rooms of the weather station, with the data that constitute climate and weather research. And further down are the more trivial spaces of the station, such as canteens or rest rooms. The tree structure thereby depicts the inherent complexity of the climate where the petty every day talk about the weather meets the extremes of the weather and climate change.

Exploring the expression of spatial representation “Inverted Space Molecules” thus links the spaces where nature and man converge, with the molecular structures of nature itself. Through their conjoined structure they create a multilayered view of spaces that reflect our position, sandwiched between nature and technology.

Inverted Space Molecules
Weather Station, Expedition, Eden
Installation view
Uppsala Art Museum 2007

Images

Films

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Tropical Island
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cabel
140 x 50 x 80 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Tropical Island
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cabel
140 x 50 x 80 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Botanic Garden
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cabel
83 x 35 x 90 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Power Station 2
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cabel
70 x 55 x 100 cm
Bigert & Bergström 2009
Power Station 3
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cabel
115 x 45 x 65 cm
Bigert & Bergström 2009
Expedition
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cabel
170 x 85 x 210 cm
Bigert & Bergström 2007
Weather Station
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cabel
120 x 75 x 170 cm
Bigert & Bergström 2007
Eden
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cabel
110 x 65 x 145 cm
Bigert & Bergström 2007
Inverted Forrest Mobile
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cabel
Variable dimensions
Bigert & Bergström 2005
Nauseum
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cabel
140 x 140 x 85 cm
Bigert & Bergström 2003
The Waiting Room
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cabell
Variable dimensions
Bigert & Bergström 2002

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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