Therapy Taxi, 1996-97

This project was first shown at the exhibition “INTERPOL” at Färgfabriken in Stockholm in 1996. During the exhibition, a taxi service was installed between the museum and the city. Visitors and ordinary citizens could take the “Therapy Taxi” and go wherever they wanted. Lying on a divan inside the large taxi, they could voice their personal thoughts and problems and receive guidance and help from the driver who also acted as a psychoanalyst. 
The passengers paid for the ride according to a normal rate and could also listen to “Therapy Trax”, especially composed music by Johan Vävare & Christer Linder. 
Receipts, signs, and posters were all designed by Björn Kusoffsky.
 Taxi costumes were designed by Sparring.
 The project was later shown at the Rauma Biennial in 1996, in Berlin during Performa 97, and in collaboration with Galerie Ursula Walbröl in Düsseldorf in 1997.

Therapy Taxi
Outside Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin
Volkswagen Sharan 1996, mirror foil,
neon lights, divan, taximeter
Photo: David Brandt
Bigert & Bergström 1997

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Therapy Taxi
Interior with analysand on divan
Photo: Charlie Drevstam
Bigert & Bergström 1997
Therapy Taxi
Outside Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
Bigert & Bergström 1997
Therapy Taxi
On the ice during Interpol exhibition, Stockholm
Bigert & Bergström 1996
Therapy Taxi
Outside Galerie Ursula Walbröl, Düsseldorf
Bigert & Bergström 1997
Therapy Taxi
Stockholm drivers Johannes Albers,
Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström
Bigert & Bergström 1996
Therapy Taxi
Taxi reciept
Bigert & Bergström 1996

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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