Flashlight Bar, 1992-2011

Two construction workers pull a wagon with building materials on stage. To the sound of death metal music, a fast and well-rehearsed building choreography leads to the construction of a small cubicle. Suddenly the music shifts to smooth jazz, lights change and the workers take off their overalls to reveal black suits underneath. Magnetic flashlights are fastened on the walls of the cubicle and glasses filled with liquid are put on top of them. When the transformation is complete the workers have become bartenders and invite the audience to sip from the differently colored shiny drinks.

The performance/installation Flashlight Bar was initially performed in 1992 at the Nordanstad & Skarstedt Gallery Annex in Stockholm, and at the opening of the Swedish Pavilion for the World Expo in Seville the same year. In 2011 the piece was acquired by the Modern Museum in Stockholm and was restaged in connection with the exhibition “Printed around the 80s”.

Flashlight Bar
Under construction
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011

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Flashlight Bar
Under construction
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Flashlight Bar
Under construction
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Flashlight Bar
Under construction
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Flashlight Bar
Under construction
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Flashlight Bar
Under construction
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Flashlight Bar
Construction completed
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Flashlight Bar
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Flashlight Bar
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Flashlight Bar
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Flashlight Bar
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Flashlight Bar
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011
Flashlight Bar
Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Photo: Josefine Bäckström
Bigert & Bergström 2011

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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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