Meditations on Divinations, 2011

In connection with the publication of The Last Calendar,
Bigert & Bergström presents an exhibition at Forum in Stockholm.
Meditations on Divinations is an exhibition originating from ancient methods of predicting the future. Using coffee grounds, gunpowder fuse and molted led, chance is here transformed into meaning, and the viewer is invited to a seance where pattern and abstraction prophesies about things and events to come.

The Last Calendar focus on next year’s hot pick for the apocalypse, based on an “interpretation” of the Maya Long Count calendar, the current cycle of which ends, as does the calendar, on 21 December 2012. On the way toward this final date, some of the many days previously imagined to be humanity’s last are marked out.

Nov. 16 2011 – Jan. 31, 2012
Forum, 
Sigtunagatan 14, Stockholm, Sweden

The Last Calendar is published by Cabinet Books, Brooklyn, NY
 

Meditations on Divinations
Installation image
Photo: Bigert & Bergström
Bigert & Bergström 2011

Images


Meditations on Divinations
Installation image
Photo: Bigert & Bergström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Extispicy: Divination through
the observation of animal entrails
Lambs entrails, formaldehyde, water, aquarium
40 x 55 x 12 cm
Photo: Bigert & Bergström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Eleomancy: Divination through the observation of oil
UV-print on acrylic glass, fluorescent light
40 x 60 cm
Photo: Bigert & Bergström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Patatomancy: Divination through
the observation of potatoes
Lambda prints
20 x 20 cm
Photo: Björn Keller & Charlie Drevstam
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Trochomancy: Divination through
the observation of wheels
Dynamite carpet
160 x 100 cm
Photo: Bigert & Bergström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Phyllomancy: Divination through
the observation of leaves
Copper, tin and "solvent mask" on epoxy laminate
34 x 49 cm
Photo: Charlie Drevstam
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Molybdomancy: Divination through
the observation of molten lead
Led, tin, oak
Various sizes
Photo: Bigert & Bergström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Glaucomancy: Divination through
the observation of owl pellets
Silver, birds nest
14 x 10 cm
Photo: Bigert & Bergström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Divination through the observation
of coffee grounds
Espresso, brewed and boiled coffee on linen canvas
55 x 40 cm
Photo: Charlie Drevstam
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Pyromancy: Divination through
the observation of fire
Gun powder fuse on mdf-board
200 x 112 cm
Photo: Charlie Drevstam
Bigert & Bergström 2011

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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