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Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg

(Sweden, Born 1978)
Estimate
600 000 - 800 000 SEK
54 500 - 72 700 EUR
57 100 - 76 100 USD
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Unsold
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Finland: Kuvasto

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Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg
(Sweden, Born 1978)

'The Brain Has Corridors - Rat Bride'

From the video work 'One Need Not be a House, The Brain Has Corridors'. A signed certificate accompanies the lot. Executed in 2018. Wire, fabric, plasticine, acrylic paint, wood, silicone, epoxy, synthetic hair: Bride: ca 40 x 33 x 34 cm. Man: ca 30 x 38 x 48 cm. Base: 91 x 70 x 56 cm.

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Provenance

Gio Marconi, Milano.
Private Swiss Collection.

More information

Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg are among Europe's foremost and most idiosyncratic artists. Djurberg creates stop motion animations and Hans Berg, a musician and composer, sets them to music in close collaboration. Videos, spatial installations and sculptures form the basis of his work. Relationships between humans, animals and natural forces are the constantly pulsating theme in their world. The unifying force is desire. The desire to unite, destroy, dominate or escape.

The duo's work contains a lot of black humor and references to popular culture and art history. Hans Berg's hypnotic music suggestively amplifies emotional states and drives the story forward. The characters' alienation is palpable - they often radiate loneliness, low self-confidence or a distorted self-image, with appearances or behaviors that are not usually socially accepted.

The world is constantly changing in Djurberg and Berg's videos, with bodies losing their shape and becoming new in intricate and grotesque transformations. The line between animal and human is fluid - they move in the same worlds. The narrative technique is reminiscent of classic fairy tales. At first glance, the movie seems to follow the traditional narrative, only to surprise and transform into something completely unexpected. Characters who, through instinctive actions, affirm and explore their sexuality and bestiality.
The artist couple is represented at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, the Prada Foundation in Milan and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, as well as in many important international private collections.

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