© Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg/VG BILD-KUNST Bonn

Camels drink water

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg

  • Year 2007
  • Edition Edition 1/4 (+ 2 a.p.)
  • Material/Technique Single-channel video (color, sound)
  • Dimensions Variable
  • Length 3' 27''
  • Category Media art
  • Collection Sammlung Goetz, Munich

In the midst of a desert landscape under the mercilessly scorching heat stalks a limbless man, sunburned, desperate and in search of something to drink; he moves on crutches through the sand, until he loses all strength, collapses and remains motionless. He is found in this state by two camels, who decide to take him as a „souvenir“ and carry him to an oasis. The thirsty man wallows in the cool water until one of the camels, refreshing itself, contaminates the life-saving source.

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