Adrenaline Dream, 1993

Installationen Adrenaline Dream visades på Aperto under Venedigbiennalen 1993. Det var ett tvådelat verk som bestod av ett kamouflerat växthus flankerat av två pulserande latexväggar. Inuti växthuset vilade en krockdocka iklädd en paljetterad räddningsdräkt. Dockan verkade upplagd som på lit de parade om det inte vore för de darrningar som infann sig med jämna mellanrum. En stor vibrator var fäst i dockans rygg och när ett elektriskt relä slog till så drabbades dockan av konvulsioner. Precis innan man somnar infinner sig det hypnagoga stadiet, där man ofta drabbas av en fallande känsla. Kanske snavar man på en tröskel in i drömmen, och vaknar med ett ryck. Detta hypniska ryck är centralt i detta verk. Utanför det skyddande växthuset andas de hudfärgade väggarna sakta. Inuti glashuset ligger hjälten och vilar.

Adrenaline Dream
Aluminum, screentryck på glas, kakel,
vibrator, latexväggar, fläktar, paljetter,
krocktestdocka
6 x 3 x 5 m
Bigert & Bergström 1993

Bilder

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Achtung Adrenaline!
John Peter Nilsson, from catalogue Aperto 93 Emergency, XLV Biennale Di Venezia

In twelve episodes of "Dallas", Bobby Ewing was dead. As it turned out, his death was only a dream had by his wife Pamela and Bobby was resurrected as if nothing had ever happened. In the world of the television series, everything passes as if it is the natural course of events... but Bobby's resurrection cannot only be seen as a trick used to increase the number of viewers. The event can also be interpreted as a symptom of our zeitgeist.. Bigert & Bergström's installations are often reminiscent of incubators or kinds of biospheres, artificial stagings designed to save lives. Incubators and biospheres provide protection in a world that can no longer keep people and animals alive or make nature flourish and grow. A profoundly tragic picture is developed: mankind can no longer survive by "natural means." She is in a coma, attached to a respirator, an artificial lung. She no longer has control over her own life but is at the mercy of technology, her own creation. On the other hand, what are her choices? Can't the incubator also be seen as a greenhouse, a laboratory, in which something new grows and takes shape? The body twiches, not in a convulsion of death, but on the contrary is filled with biotechnically simulated adrenaline and – wow! – just like Bobby in "Dallas" is resurrected as if from a dream...
Bigert & Bergström's installations are doubly coded. On one side appears an unreal hallucinatory dream state, a world where previously concrete conceptions have collapsed and converged in strange mutations. There exist an immediate threat. On the other side the threat produces a shock, which awakens slumbering feelings.
Achtung Adrenaline!
Life saving.

Adrenaline Dream
närbild
Bigert & Bergström 1993
Utan titel
Glasskiss: lackfärg på 3-glas
60 x 40 cm
Bigert & Bergström 1993
Utan titel
Glasskiss: lackfärg på 3-glas
60 x 40 cm
Bigert & Bergström 1993
Utan titel
Glasskiss: lackfärg på 3-glas
60 x 40 cm
Bigert & Bergström 1993

Kontakt

Studio Bigert & Bergström

Adress:
Västmannagatan 73, ög
113 26 Stockholm

Epost:
post@bigertbergstrom.com

Mats Bigert
Telefon:
0708 57 86 52
Epost:
bigert@bigertbergstrom.com

Lars Bergström
Telefon:
0708 57 86 53
Epost:
bergstrom@bigertbergstrom.com

Representerade av:
Gallery Niklas Belenius, Stockholm

Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Cis Art Lodgers, Barcelona

 

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