Adina Ionescu Muscel - Art photography and mixed media
Ephemera Happenings | Multi-projectors installation
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«Ephemera Happenings, the new project I developed during the S.P.A.C.E. residency in Berlin, continues my initial work on phytogram technique as a form of disruptive intervention to well-established narratives.
Tackling the tension between Leni Riefenstahl’s images and phytograms, my work aims to explore speculative storytelling by giving agency to plant matter and sharing control over the narrative with plants.
Images of the idealized human body, pictured by one of the most famous cinematic propaganda machines and used to promote human exceptionalism are re-presented to the public after the action of plants and flowers on film.
Within the realm of phytograms, the human body struggles to emerge from the depths of the film emulsion, entwined in a symbiotic dance with flora through the alchemy of chemical intermediaries.
In this union, a notion of altered temporality takes root, where plants, not us, behold the narrative. We are but fleeting imprints in the chronicles of botanical time.»