The Weather War

Bigert & Bergström
5 April- 22 May 2014
11:00 - 18:00
The Problem (film still)
Venue: Upper Hope Park Church Gallery
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Ticket Price: Free

Swedish artist duo Bigert & Bergström are obsessed with the climate and its extremes. The weather – both a trivial theme for petty conversation and a life threatening natural force – is central in their art. And they use it to pinpoint our currently exposed position living in a slowly heating lab-maze.

Together with the Canadian storm chaser and meteorologist Mark Robinson, Bigert & Bergström travelled to the Midwest in the US, to film and document the increasingly hostile weather patterns that are developing today. The Weather War centres on B&B’s attempt to intercept a tornado using a device called the Tornado Diverter.

The Weather War explores the problems caused by global climate change. Asking pertinent questions such as; how do we behave to meet those challenges? Do we adapt? Or do we wage war against increasingly aggressive weather phenomena?