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Mats Bigert

Sweden / Website

Biography

Mats Bigert was born in 1965 in Stockholm. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. He has been collaborating with Lars Bergström since 1986.


Filmography:
"The Weather War," 58 min, 2012
"The Mouse," 27.30 min, 2011
"Life Extended," 57 min, 2009
"Tunnel Vision", 27 min, 2008
"If You Don't Like The Weather, Change It", 4 ch. 20 min, 2007
"Last Supper", 58 min. dv, 16 mm, 2005
"The Big Feed", 11 min, 1999

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Last Supper

Sista maltiden (Orig.) / 2005 / Sweden / 57 min

The last supper has been given to prisoners facing the death penalty as long as the punishment has existed. The tradition stems from funeral rites where the deceased person was given food on his deathbed to protect him on his journey to the afterlife. Today, the ritual of giving the last supper to the condemned person has been detached from its origin, and can be perceived to be as absurd as the punishment it accompanies...

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Life Extended

Life Extended (Orig.) / 2009 / Sweden / 58 min

Life Extended continues Bigert & Bergström's exploration of the human strife to control life and death. In this film we meet the gerontologist who believes we will be immortal in the near future, the architects who construct spaces to slow down the aging process, the monk who runs for a thousand days in order to strengthen his spirit for it's immortal journey, the street kids who live in the moment, and many others...

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Moments of Silence

Moments of Silence (Orig.) / 2014 / Sweden / 14 min

At certain times, dates and places, pedestrians halt, traffic stops and silence ensues. For just a moment, generally counted in minutes, the world is a frozen arrow pointing at the thought of something important, so important that it should never be forgotten...

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The Mouse

The Mouse (Orig.) / 2012 / Sweden / 27 min

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...

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The Weather War

The Weather War (Orig.) / 2012 / Sweden / 58 min

The Weather War is a documentary/art film about man’s attempts to control the weather and harness it for his own purposes. In a blend of land art performance and road movie, artist duo Bigert & Bergström travel to the US tornado belt with their special machine-sculpture, the Tornado Diverter. The goal: To stop a tornado...

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