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

Feed All The Hungry Little Children

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg

  • Year 2007
  • Edition Edition 4/4 (+ 2 a.p.)
  • Material/Technique Single-channel video (color, sound)
  • Dimensions Variable
  • Length 6' 33''
  • Category Media art
  • Collection Sammlung Goetz, Media art, Munich

Garishly made up and wearing provocative clothing, a busty, dark-haired woman enters a shanty town situated on the outskirts of a city, her movements set to the musical accompaniment of samba rhythms. Her suggestive gestures lure the town’s young boys out of the shabby corrugated metal huts. The lads flock to the seductress, sexually harass her with their naïve curiosity and their longing for tenderness. Nathalie Djurberg explores female role ascriptions in this film, over the course of which the alleged prostitute transforms into a Maria Lactans (Nursing Madonna), who feeds all the poor children with the milk from her large breasts. Set to music composed by Hans Berg, Feed All The Little Hungry Children is one of the artist’s early films populated by plasticine figures.

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