Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg


Grotesque dreamworlds: the earthy, comic films by Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg in a big retrospective of their work


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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.-26.5.2019

Additional information

Weight 1104 g
Dimensions 21.9 x 28.1 cm
Publisher name Hatje Cantz Verlag
Publication date 26 August 2018
Number of pages
Format Paperback / softback
Contributors Edited by Lena Essling, Marie Darrieussecq, Patricia MacCormack, and Massimiliano Gioni
Dimensions 21.9 x 28.1 cm
Weight 1104 g


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