Bigert & Bergström

Koma-Amok, 1997
Steel, h. 410 cm

In the forest, far away from civilisation a faint mechanical ticking sound can be heard. Among moss and tree trunks stands a broken down traffic sign and without direction switches between green and red light. This remainder, a relic from the city’s disciplined order and control, gives us now the possibility to have a new type of behavior. The traffic light has transformed to a modern totem pole for coma amuck.

Lars Bergström, born in 1962. Mats Bigert, born in 1965. The partnership Bigert & Bergström was created in 1986. Education: Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm. Several national and international exhibitions including Venice Biennal 1993, Galleri Stefan Andersson, Umeå 1994, Lousiana Museum for Modern Art, Humlebaek 2001, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo 2002, Kunstsmuseum der Stadt, Krefeld, 2003, ICA, London, 2004, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, 2004, Uppsala Art Muesum, Uppsala 2007, MoMA, NY 2009, Färgfabriken, Stockholm 2009, Moscow Biennial 2007, Singapore Biennial 2006.