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Watch now: 'Art in the Twenty-First Century: Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg in Berlin'

15 May 2023

In 2018, Art21 visited Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg for the Berlin episode of its 'Art in the Twenty-First Century' series. The full ninth season is now available to watch on YouTube for free for the first time, and features this in-depth look into Djurberg & Berg's processes and collaboration.

Sculptor-musician duo Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg create playful and bawdy clay-animation films and installations that riff on fables, allegories, and myths. Djurberg’s intuitive process of handcrafting clay figures, building sets, and meticulously photographing the tableaus to create each frame reveals the mix of dark and sweet impulses that motivate the work. Berg, with his roots in Berlin’s electronic-music scene, creates the hypnotic compositions that bring the animations to life.

Mixing sculpture, sound, and filmmaking, the duo has collaborated since 2004 to create absurd and bawdy clay-animation films and installations. Their work exposes an undercurrent of psychologically charged human and animalistic desires with the sweet veneer of a childhood fairytale.

Djurberg & Berg's solo exhibition 'The Skin is a Thin Container' at macLYON continues through 9 July.

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