• Nathalie Djurberg, Monster, 2011

Monster, the film’s eponymous hero, becomes a victim of self-destruction in a claustrophobic room filled with cupboards and cabinets of glassware, all to the accompaniment of subtle music by Hans Berg. As with Djurberg’s other works, the music is fundamental to the integrality of the whole.

The artist watches coldly as the plasticine monster moves awkwardly and greedily among fragile, transparent glass props. In spite of its cartoonish, colourful look, Djurberg’s animation underlines our affiliation to a world of violence and excess, and the desire for an intense life, in its most brutal, savage manifestations.

Year: 2011
Medium: video
Format: 5:01

Acquisition: purchase
Ownership form: collection
Source: Galeria Gio Marconi
Index: MSN: 4300-29/2013
Acquisition date:
Financing source: Purchased with the support of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage