JSC Julia Stoschek Collection

Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg

25 Jan - 26 Apr 2020

© Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg
It Will End in Stars, 2018
virtual reality
Courtesy of Acute Art and the artist.
25 January 2020 – 26 April 2020

It Will End in Stars (2018) is an immersive virtual reality experience combining Nathalie Djurberg’s distinctive sculpted figures with black and white charcoal drawings, text, and an unsettling soundtrack by Hans Berg. The work is a continuation of Djurberg’s interest in archetypal landscapes, evoking fairy tales first encountered in childhood. Viewers begin their journey deep in a forest, entering a clearing to discover a wooden cabin. Inside, a wolf sits in front of a glowing firethe building’s chintz interior undercut by a creeping sense of unease. He describes the virtual environment as the ‘shadowside’, delivering a confession that merges themes common in Djurberg’s practice; fear, guilt and animalistic impulse.

As part of their long-term collaboration, the JULIA STOSCHEK COLLECTION and Acute Art present a series of new and existing works in virtual and augmented reality by outstanding contemporary artists including Marina Abramovic, Bjarne Melgaard, Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg, and Mark Leckey among others. Since its inception in 2017, Acute Art, under the direction of Daniel Birnbaum, enables artists to access innovative cutting-edge technology and expertise, translating their creative vision into new digital media.