Life is extended, HD 58 min, 2009, 1 channel 2

Life is extended, HD 58 min, 2009, 1 channel

Life Extended continues Bigert & Bergström's study of human efforts to control life and death. In the film we meet a gerontologist who believes we will be immortal in the near future, architects who construct spaces to slow down the aging process, the monk who works for 1000 days to strengthen his spirit for his immortal journey. street children who are currently living, and many others.

"Today the aging population is subject to control," says a biochemist. And the speed with which this biotechnological development evolves shows that future generations will live a very long life.

Opposing the static image of the ladder of life, the film is constructed as a stage where people move toward the viewer. Instigated as a work of art, the film provides a modern memento mori for death itself when death has become just memory.

Written and directed by
Bigert & Bergström 2008

Director of photography
Charlie Drewstham

Studio Camera Assistant
Björn Köling

High Speed ​​Camera
Per Olof Rosen, Prosolv

Felix Bigger-Mor
Mattias Hambraeus
Jasper van den Brink
Cherag Cama

Electricity Studio Light
Stein-Olav Trones

Daniel Yonsater

Assistant Editor
Thomas Lee

Graphic design
Johann Herpe
Anders Janander

Adam Stjärnljus, Kalle Sandzén

Without Habibnia, Daniel Westlund

Digital Effects, On-Line
Fireplace Fireplace, Niklas Holmgren, Gufe Funk

Jonas Jangwald
Fireplace Fireplace

Carl Michael von Hauswolf
Jean-Louis Ucht
Edward Graham Lewis

Sound design and mix
Thomas Hoon

Scenographer Assistant
Anders Helstrem

Technical constructor
Lars Hässler

Man in the corridor
Lars Nielsen

People in an incubator
Guest Eliot
Alexander Lindfeld
Joel Kustus
Hector Vein
Stig Gustin
Gunnar Helgren

Location survey
Yunko Yoda, Japan
Dinas Lynn, India
Mattias Hambraeus, USA

Dinas Lynn
Nako Kawanovo
Sina Najafi


Production manager
Mattias Hambraeus

Special thanks
La Specola, Florence
Musee Ville Laon
John-Cage-Kunst-Orgel-Project, Halberstadt
Тр. Material Science KTH, Stockholm
Active children
PSI Antonsson
Martina Biggert
Eric Pauser
Thomas Nordanstad
Bjorn Watson

Made by Bigert & Bergström and
Jonas Kellagger, eight millimeters
in collaboration with
SVT Stockholm, Arts and Culture,
editor Vera Bonnieur.
And with the support of:
Nordiska TV-samarbetsfonden
Scandinavian Film and Television Fund.
The Swedish Film Institute,
film consultant Tove Torborkson.
Swedish Art Commission Grants
Developed with the support of the MEDIA Program of the European Community

All rights reserved
© Bigert & Bergström 2008

Actors / People Who Appear In The Movie:

Brian Manning,
Philosopher and President
Society for limiting calories
Los Angeles, USA

Arakawa / Djinn,
Architects Against Death
New York / Tokyo

Cecilia Sjöholm
Associate Professor of Literature
University of Södertörns

Lauren Williams
100 m Sprinter
Miami, USA

Martha Pineda
The Brownard Prison
Florida, USA

Michael Doser
Doctor of particles
CERN, Switzerland

Gabby Wood
New York, USA

Aur De Gray
Founder Metusella Foundation
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Ray Curtsville
Boston, USA

Cynthia Kenyon
Molecular biologist
UC San Francisco, USA

Jonathan Ames
Brooklyn, USA

Antoine Burner
Raelian's Guide
Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Fujinami Genshin Ajari
Marathon monk
Mount Haya, Japan

Khaja Anwar Sheikh
Yasin Kader Sheikh
Nasir Kader Sheikh
Rajar Ramzan Raute
Children on the street
Bombay, India