Swedish duo Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg animate fantastical forays of shame and desire.
The Advantage, a series of 25, touches on recurring themes from Djurberg and Berg’s practice: metamorphosis, guilt and deceit. Treacherous yet disarmingly hopeful, the crocodile pursues an upper hand, using a wig as its disguise. In the artists’ words, the series “takes something considered ugly and adds something more, which turns out not beautiful either, and then finds the beauty (and sweetness) in the innocence of that act.”
The work is drawn from a series of animations and sculptures titled Only for the wicked, scheduled to premier in Lyon, France, in 2022.
Nathalie Djuerberg was born in 1978 in Lysekil, Sweden, and Hans Berg was born the same year in Rättvik, Sweden. The pair have practiced as a duo since 2004.