Lives & works in Berlin (Germany) Very active in: 2000s, Current decade
Nathalie Djurberg was born in 1978 in Lysekil, Sweden, and was only nineteen when she got into Malmö Art Academy. At that time, she worked primarily with painting, but gradually began to experiment with Super 8 film. When she discovered the possibilities of plasticine, the films began to grow into small narratives. It was only when an external tutor commented that her films did not fit in anywhere other than in art, that she got the courage to exhibit them.
Djurberg is best known for producing claymation short films that are faux-naïve, but graphically violent and erotic. Their main characters, as described by The New York Times, "are girls or young women engaged in various kinds of vileness: from mild deception, friendly torture and oddly benign bestiality to murder and mayhem."
Using hand made plasticine puppets as their protagonists, the works speak about abuses and perverted sexual behaviours. Her animations show human beings at their most crass, psychopath, sadistic and often disarming behaviour. Her animations almost never come with words, just a languid and fidgety music composed by Hans Berg.
- BAC! 11.0 TIME: ENTERING THE 4th DIMENSION
BAC! 11.0 (Forms of audiovisual) Invites us to explore notions of space and time using today's most advanced artistic technologies, allowing us to discover virtuous talents working with the genres that intrinsically employ TIME
- VIVA Show at MOCA Seoul
Along with the MACBA Collection show La Sombra del Habla, MMCA Seoul exhibits every Saturday of September three selections from VIVA, International tour of Videoart and Collections works, along with curatorial program Restless (E)motion.
- VIVA Show at Centre Pompidou
International Collector's Choices Audiovisual Program
- VIVA CAIXA FORUM MADRID 2012
Vital Internacional Video Art (VIVA)