Temporary Truth, 2010

For the exhibition at Milliken Gallery in Stockholm, Bigert & Bergström created an elaborate three-part divided room installation dealing with the elusiveness of scientific truth. The exhibition uses the weather as vantage point for a discussion regarding the forecasting of our climatic future, and how these future scenarios tend to change over time. The main work of the exhibition is titled “Tomorrows Weather, Stockholm” ­­­- a cluster of atmospheric molecules radiating different lights and colors depending on tomorrows weather forecast. The work is connected to the Swedish Weather Forecast Bureau (SMHI) and is updated hourly. A changing light scenario depicts the unique forecasted weather of the hour – i.e. overcast, sunny, snow… A single, centrally suspended globe indicates the temperature by moving up and down and changing from blue to red. Postponed one day into the future and constantly transforming, “Tomorrows Weather, Stockholm” reaches beyond the contemporary and manifests itself as a futurespective work of art.

In the central room a series of “Glass-sketches” depict future weather scenarios and historic weather moments that have had an impact on history. On the floor, the sculpture “Prognosis” forms a time line into the obscure future where the weather and the climate have changed so much that it cannot be imagined. A snowman-like figure has melted into a lump of flesh that indicates that the mutating climate also has affected culture and humanity beyond recognition.

The final work of the exhibition consists of two “Inverted Space Molecules” - one that documents a classic “Botanical Garden”, and another more extreme “Tropical Island”, an artificial resort pleasure dome just outside Berlin. The spherical photographs depict different rooms connected in a molecular structure, enabling the viewer to encompass the places depicted in their entirety. In both works the clash between the artificial constructed nature and real nature is central.

Tomorrows Weather, Stockholm 2010

Acrylic globes, RGB-LED's,
weather computer, cables
600 x 600 x 500 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010

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Tomorrows Weather, Stockholm 2010
Sun with clear skies
Acrylic globes, RGB-LED's,
weather computer, cables
600 x 600 x 500 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Tomorrows Weather, Stockholm 2010
Sun with clear skies
Acrylic globes, RGB-LED's,
weather computer, cables
600 x 600 x 500 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Scenario I
Glass Sketch
60 x 40 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Scenario II
Glass Sketch
60 x 40 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Scenario III
Glass Sketch
60 x 40 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Botanic Garden
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cable
83 x 35 x 90 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Botanic Garden
Glass Sketch
80 x 60 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Tropical Island
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cable
140 x 50 x 80 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Tropical Island
Photo on vinyl foil, acrylic globes
low energy bulbs, cable
140 x 50 x 80 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Tropical Island
Glass Sketch
80 x 60 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
July 20 1969
Glass Sketch
60 x 40 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
September 29 1959
Glass Sketch
60 x 40 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Prognosis
Yesmonite
45 x 45 x 80 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010
Prognosis
Yesmonite
45 x 45 x 80 cm
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Bigert & Bergström 2010

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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