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 analyze scientific and social issues discussed in contemporary society, such as climate change or environmental sustainability.
“They never preach; they do not demand that viewers take a stand. Instead, they turn the world upside down and get us to participate, to experience— and, when the fireworks are over, to ponder what has occurred. (…) The men in white overalls are like two polymath engineers with magical powers who journey tirelessly around with their ingenious machines. They tenderly seek to patch up an earth that is becoming increasingly stressed and overheated. They urgently try to get us to pay attention to the warning signals by starting a rain shower or diverting an approaching storm.”
Sara Arrhenius,“Introduction.” In: Bigert & Bergström: Works 1986-2016. Stockholm: Art and Theory Publishing, 2017.