Nathalie Djurberg uses plasticine figures and stop-motion animation to create a rich and unsettling world – where myths, fairy-tales and social conventions collide. The artist explores subconscious and taboo desires, and the characters she creates personify the darkest aspects of human nature – the pleasure found in cruelty, sexual obsession, fear and our craving for violence. Djurberg creates a world without innocence, set to haunting music composed by Hans Berg. In this lecture, Lyudmila Bredikhina explores Djurberg’s practice, investigating the concepts of humiliation, masquerade and farce within her work.
Lyudmila Bredikhina – graduate of the Moscow State University with a philology degree. She is a critic, a curator, an expert in the field of gender studies, many of her articles on modern art and the gender theory came out in Russian and foreign papers. She is the author and compiler of the “Gender Theory and Art” anthology (M, 2006), together with Katy Deepwell.