Artist talk Larisa Crunțeanu

Saturday, May 28th, 14:00, Artist Studio, Atelierele Malmaison, 2nd floor


”Red Green Blue” is the new Insomnia event presenting the video artworks by artist Larisa Crunțeanu, created during her artistic residency in Iceland this last December 2021, at ARTAK 350 residency in the framework of ARAC Art & Residency.

A territory as a stand-in for another, further away territory. A time as a stand-in for another time that is yet to come, which reminds one of another, long gone time. In the darkest month of the year on the frozen Iceland, time and space lose their indexicality and start making signs, sending signifiers on loose chases with no ends. Inspired by the science-fiction trilogy Red Mars, Green Mars, Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, the work takes the form of apparent aimless strolls on an alien territory in search for one’s meaning in the face of one’s imminent decommission.


Larisa Crunțeanu’s practice as performer, video artist and sound collector moves from reality to fiction in an endless conversation with the viewer. She studied Journalism and Photography and Dynamic Image, and in 2021 she successfully defended her PhD thesis at the University of Art in Bucharest. Larisa Crunţeanu’s works create contexts in which facts and memories are reactivated, encouraging a shared effort and the emergence of new practices. Many of her projects reflect on the notion of collaboration and the ideas existing behind objects and stories. Her works were shown in important institutions such as the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Kunsthalle Osnabrück, Biennale Matter of Art Prague, SAVVY Berlin, Zacheta Project Room Warsaw, RKI Berlin, Museu de Arte Brasieira – MAB FAAP, São Paulo. In 2022, Larisa Crunțeanu will publish the book titled Protocols of Singularity.


This project is financed with the support of EEA Grants 2014 – 2021 within the RO-CULTURE Program.

The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe. There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion. More info on: and

RO-CULTURE is implemented in Romania by the Ministry of Culture through the Project Management Unit. The Programme aims at strengthening social and economic development through cultural cooperation, cultural entrepreneurship and cultural heritage management. The total budget amounts to 34 million EUR. More details are available on