I am a visual artist working primarily in hybrid video forms and immersive 3D animation & gaming, with an expanded practice of installation and photography. Originally from Romania, I have been learning, teaching, and making images in the US for almost 15 years. Currently I am an assistant professor of film production at Virginia Tech, School of Performing Arts.

 

Thematically I work around issues of ecology, civic resistance, aspects of aspirational normative femininity and forms of humor as subversion mechanisms for prescriptive discourses and representations. My work is experimental in structure and originates from puzzling together all the hints of the world, the gestural intertextuality, aspects of sound theory, poetry, magic realism, pop/internet culture, dance, gardening and the mutations of contemporary technology.

 

My work has been showcased at venues across the world including Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival, Mimesis Documentary Festival, London Experimental Film Festival, Indie Grits, Bogotá Experimental Film Festival, Antimatter, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival, Festival ECRÃ, Front International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, South Carolina Underground Film Festival, Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival, CÓDEC Festival of Experimental Film and Video.

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photo by Justin Perkinson

Contact : liancu@vt.edu