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.