The Mouse, 2012, 27 min. HD

The Mouse is an art/documentary film that deals with the complex and contradictory position of the mouse in our lives. The relation between mice and men began around 10.000 years ago, when humans became resident and the mouse saw the possibility to steal food and warmth from them. Today, the mouse has a broad and important impact on our everyday lives. Without the mouse, religion would be paltry, horror bleak, and our knowledge about genetics and space research scarce. But above all, our lives would be a lot shorter and less healthy.
The film is built as a meandering trip through a mouse maze. Interviews, tableaux and objects intervene with the trajectory of the small mouse.
The film was shot between 2009 and 2011 in Sweden, England, USA, India, China and Taiwan.


Screenings/exhibitions The Mouse

Gothenburg International Film Festival, 2012
Planete Doc, Warsawa, 2012
Uppsala International Short Film Festival, 2012
Convent de Sant Agusti, Barcelona, 2012
14th Videonale, Bonn Kunstmuseum, 2013
“An Afternoon of Fauna: From Ants to Whales,” New Museum, NY, 2013
“Second Life,” KMAC, Louisville, 2014

 

Mouse Maze
Film still from The Mouse
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012

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Credits The Mouse engl 2012, 25 min, HD

:  Written and directed by
:  Bigert & Bergström

:  Director of photography
:  Lars Siltberg
:  Adam Wakeling
:  Bigert & Bergström

:  Editor
:  Niklas Berglund

:  Music
:  David Östberg
:  Goran Kaifes

:  Sounddesign and mix
:  David Östberg

:  Graphic design
:  Johan Hierpe

:  Digital effects/Grading
:  Lars Siltberg

:  Props
:  Fido Film
:  Aron Heinemann

:  Studio assistants
:  Jens Lind
:  Cecilia Runesson

:  Research
:  Cecilia Runesson
:  Tove Kjellmark

:  Thanks to the participants
:  The personnel at Karolinska Institutet
:  Anticimex
:  Peter Samson Petersen, Djurtransport
:  Anna Karlstedt, Psychiatrist
:  Jacke Sjödin, Patient
:  Lu Yang, artist Beijing
:  Tom Kling Bigert
:  The Mice: Pip, Brain, Albino, Night Vision & Super Sonic

:  Produced by Bigert & Bergström in co-production with
:  SVT Documentaries, project manager
:  Kaisa Westling and Helena Ingelsen,
:  with support from The Swedish Film Institute,
:  film consultant Andra Lasmanis.
:  © Bigert & Bergström 2012


Mouse maze intro
Film still from The Mouse
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012
Globe treadmill
Film still from The Mouse
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012
Pest control
Film still from The Mouse
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012
Water maze cracked
Film still from The Mouse
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012
Mendels mice
Film still from The Mouse
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012
Maze exit
Film still from The Mouse
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012
Shooting The Mouse
Studio B&B
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012
Shooting The Mouse
Studio B&B
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012
Shooting The Mouse
Studio B&B
Photo: Lars Siltberg
Bigert & Bergström 2012

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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