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A VR work by Gabriel de la Cruz , Monika Czyżyk, Neil Luck


A psychedelic virtual reality journey through a night-time Baroque pleasure garden, set in a forest of mushrooms and reconstructed as a dream topography of spaces, objects, dance parties and entities. Accompanied by driving organic techno sounds, it is an immersive glimpse into a timeless zone that serves as a poignant exercise of releasing and letting go.

The glitched and chopped nature of grabbed digital artefacts lends a palpable sense of the unreal to this VR universe, leaving space for an imaginary narrative and a place to reflect on the connectedness of things, mirrored by the super connectedness of the fungal networks that loom large over the whole landscape. The artefacts –captured from the real world via Lidar Scanning technology– and the course plotted around them, mark different spaces and times; moments of orgasmic ascension and amniotic submersion.

“It…takes a more DIY approach to the VR medium than is often seen, breaking down the glossy artifice of video game aesthetics and taking the viewer on a journey through something more wild, more raw. In doing so, it creates an impression of venturing into the unknown, of passing through an uncharted digital wilderness of whispers, symbols and fragments.

Sound is also ever present; the objects in this space are linked to an encyclopaedic collection of organic sonic artifacts, field recordings, music, songs, and samples all reaching towards a state of ecstasy in a surreal and energetic counterpoint.



2024 IASPIS reception during the pre-opening of the 60th Biennale di Venezia, Artist talk and VR presentation, curated by Julia Björnberg and Anna Johansson

2023 (Re-) Gaining Ecological Futures, Floating University, Berlin, curated by Berit Fischer

2023 Artist talk, screening & VR presentation, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Heidelberg


2024 Kino Club Expanded Cinema vol.2: Mediations, Helsinki Finland

2023 Currently Available, Project Space Römerstrasse of Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany 

Jan Nicola Angermann, Gloria Aino Grzywatz, Diana Yasmin Haddad, Annette Hermann

2022-2023 Frogs & Toads, duo show with dylan arnold, Titanik gallery, Turku, Finland

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