'I found myself alone' by Nathalie Djurberg at the Zach Feuer Gallery [food art]

Still from "I found myself alone," 2008, Nathalie Djurberg

Currently on display at the Zach Feuer Gallery in New York City is a stop-motion film and sculpture exhibition by Nathalie Djurberg called "I found myself alone." In the film, a hand-made puppet of a ballerina dances on a giant table set for tea, full of pastries. She wreaks havoc, attempting to cover a white vase with chocolate sauce, and eventually, she's overpowered by the table itself, drowning in candle wax dripping from a candelabra.

In addition to the film, the miniature tea set is on display at the gallery, as "an autonomous sculptural installation." Inspired by 18th century Neo-Baroque china, there are gold-gilded pieces, embellished with elaborate floral ornamentation, and an array of desserts including cakes, pastries, cookies and candies.

The walls of the gallery itself are covered in chocolate sauce.

Says the press release:

Her narratives begin seemingly innocent but quickly turn into intense studies of human behavior that force one to confront their darkest nightmares and deepest fears. Using the familiar language of claymation and featuring the music of Swedish composer, Hans Berg, Djurberg's work, neither censored nor sentimental, tackles revenge, violence, sex, dominance, racism and the macabre.

I found myself alone runs from December 11, 2008 – January 24, 2009

Zach Feuer Gallery (website)
530 West 24th St
New York, NY 10011

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