Adrian Ganea is drawn to the unreal, intrigued by the magic of the intangible and the ethereal, he seeks the sorcery that incarnates the virtual into solid matter. He is fascinated by the ways the bodiless nonmaterial subject can materialize and transpire into the real world. In his work, he aims to enact the production of fiction, often reflecting on its increasing automation. His practice ranges from designing scenography to programing CG simulations and composing videos.
He graduated at UDK Berlin, receiving a master’s degree in Set Design with his project “Cyborgia” based on Paul B. Preciado’s essay: “How Pompeii invented Pornography, The “Gabinetto Segreto” and the Sexopolitical Foundations of the Modern European Metropolis”. He is also a founding member of artists group virtuellestheater.
Young tree vomiting demonstrating lamentation, 2021
Inspired by Athanasius Kircher’s machines of vomiting lobsters and eagles demonstrating hydraulics, this work is about (re)animating trees while picturing their afterlife. A young tree is interpreting Francesca Caccini Lasciatemi Qui Solo composition, cello interpretation performed for this animation by Akito Goto.
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