Born in Lysekil 1978, the Swedish artist Nathalie Djurberg became famous with her stop-motion films in which she brought plasticine and cloth puppets in surreal, humorous but also scary stories to life. Djurberg makes all her work on her own, from creating the figures and the settings to post-production. Only the music is written by another, her partner Hans Berg. Similar to the silent films of the early 20th century, the music is an important design element that drives the plot and accompanies the characters on their way.
Djurberg’s movies are disturbing because they are formally based on childish clay figures, but address deep-seated trauma and mental deformities.