Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg A Journey Through Mud and Confusion with Small Glimpses of Air

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Edited by: Lena Essling Texts by: Lena Essling, Massimiliano Gioni, Patricia MacCormack, David Toop Graphic Design: BankerWessel English 2018, 280 Pages, 600 Ills. Paperback 280mm x 218mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-4434-8
| Grotesque dreamworlds: the earthy, comic films by Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg in a big retrospective of their work

Nathalie Djurberg (*1978) and Hans Berg (*1978) create animated worlds with objects, music and moving images – dreamlike realms where we might lose ourselves. Their playfully told fables hold both humour and darkness, putting any moral laws of gravity out of action. Djurberg’s vibrant stop-motion animations and sculpture groups accompanied by Berg’s electronic music form scenic installations in a surrealist vein. These intense chamber pieces enact fragments of memories repressed between innocence and shame, or feverish daydreams of role play and desire. The shadowy landscapes, sealed rooms and harshly-lit scenes of their films are inhabited by a group of possessed figures seemingly set on devouring one another. The exhibition and fully illustrated catalog describe an inner voyage, an attempt to make existence more understandable in a flow of impulses and impressions.Exhibitions:  Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 16.6.–9.9.2018Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (MART), Rovereto, 5.10.2018–13.1.2019Kunsthalle Schirn, Frankfurt, 28.2.–26.5.2019The art filmmaker NATHALIE DJURBERG (*1978, Lysekil) and the musician HANS BERG (*1978, Rättvik) make animated films together, which are populated by fantastical, animalistic creatures. Their virtuoso style quickly brought them international renown.



The art filmmaker NATHALIE DJURBERG (*1978, Lysekil) and the musician HANS BERG (*1978, Rättvik) make animated films together, which are populated by fantastical, animalistic creatures. Their virtuoso style quickly brought them international renown.