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The Climate Experiment
Bigert & Bergström (Artist group)

A film about the Swedish artist duo Bigert & Bergström’s climate-related art, which for three decades has been inspired by research on the effects of climate on humanity and vice versa.
The Climate Experiment tells the story of the growing realization of our own role in the changing climate. Our interference in the atmospheric cocktail could be described as the greatest experiment in human history. An experiment whose outcome is highly uncertain.
Artist duo Bigert & Bergströms film The Climate Experiment (2018) presents the lurking awareness of our own role in the change of climate. The title of the film refers to the kind of research that challenged the conception of nature as an inexhaustible resource, but also to the artists’ own work with various geo-engineering projects, in which they try to deal with the effects of an increasingly heated atmosphere. In the film we follow Mats Bigert and Lars Bergström during the last year’s research journeys, major exhibitions, inaugurals of public works and meetings with journalists, environmental historians and climate researchers. Can the artist be a social-minded researcher? Can contemporary art draw attention to problems in new ways and thus affect public opinion? The movie is an attempt to answer these questions.

Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16:9)
Prod. format
Duration 00:58:14
Language Swedish & English & French
Color Color
Year 2018
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About the artist

Bigert & Bergström (Artist group)

Bigert & Bergström is a Stockholm-based artist duo. Their creative partnership first began in 1986, and have since become internationally recognised for a wide range of conceptually and technically complex art projects.

Through their career, Bigert & Bergström have produced and created art projects ranging from large-scale sculptures and installations to performance and film. Often with a conceptual edge, the core of their work is placed right in the junction between humanity, nature and technology. With energetic curiosity and often using humor as a tool, the duo is known to analyse scientific and social issues discussed in contemporary society, such as climate change or environmental sustainability.