THE PARADE: NATHALIE DJURBERG WITH MUSIC BY HANS BERG

NEWSText: Satsuki Miyanishi

Nathalie Djurberg, The Parade, 2011. Installation view: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 2011. Courtesy Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Photo: Gene Pittman

“The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg” is Djurberg’s most ambitious multimedia installation to date. Originally organized by the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Djurberg will adapt this spectacular installation for the New Museum’s ‘Studio 231’ space.

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In the hands of Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg, animation becomes a medium for transgressive and nightmarish allegories of desire and malcontent. Since 2001, she has honed a distinctive style of filmmaking, using the pliability of clay to dramatize our most primal urges—jealousy, revenge, greed, submission, and gluttony. Set to music and sound effects by her collaborator, Hans Berg, Djurberg’s videos plumb the dark recesses of the mind, drawing sometimes disturbing connections between human psychology and animal behavior. Increasingly, the artists’ interdisciplinary collaborations have blurred the cinematic, the sculptural, and the performative in immersive environments that pair moving images and musical compositions with related set pieces.

The Parade: Nathalie Djurberg with Music by Hans Berg
Date: May 2nd – August 26th, 2012
Open: Wednesday 11:00 – 18:00, Thursday till21:00, Friday – Sunday till18:00
Closed on Monday and Tuesday
Place: New Museum, Studio 231
Address: 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Tel: +1 212 219 1222
http://www.newmuseum.org

Text: Satsuki Miyanishi

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