Andrei Nacu (born in 1984) is a Romanian artist based in London, U.K. In 2013 he graduated with an MA in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport, U.K.  In 2015 he was nominated for the Magnum Graduate Photographers Award and shortlisted for the Bar Tur Photobook Prize and in 2013 was selected for the FreshFaced+WildEyed exhibition at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. In his creative practice he is using documentary photography, the family album and archive photos to create stories which analyze the junction between personal memory and social history. is projects have been presented in exhibitions such as: Timisoara Art Encounters Biennale – Timisoara, Romania (2017); Timelapse – Galeria ElectroPutere – Craiova, Romania (2016); CAMERA PLUS – Biennial of contemporary photography and moving image – Iasi, Romania (2016), Latitudes | Humanscapes, L. Kanellopoulos Art Centre – Eleusis, Greece (2016); Renaissance – Getty Images Gallery – London, U.K. (2015).

 

I REFLECT: ‘IT’S VERY STRANGE TO BE GOING THROUGH THIS CHANGE / WITH NO IDEA OF WHAT IT’S ALL BEEN ABOUT / EXCEPT IN THE CONTEXT OF TIME…
By using Google Earth, Andrei Nacu discovers that the river Prut makes a 3 kilometer loop in the vicinity of Sculeni customs, at the border with the Republic of Moldavia, and at the base of the loop the distance between the two banks is about 160 m. Using this shortcut between the banks, formed by the geographical shape of the river, Andrei Nacu carries water in a bucket from upstream to downstream in order to accelerate the flow rate of the river and to short-circuit the rhythm of water flowing. The entire scene is shot with a drone that follows the action from between the two banks.