Dive into the mystique world of Transylvania. The panel entitled 'Dracula Unveiled' will be a captivating conversation between Andrei Pogacias and Gunnar Sauermann. They will try to unravel the mystery and enigma of Transylvania – a land full of fairytale allure and rich, yet bloody, history. The topics during the panel will cover the historical legacy of Vlad the Impaler and the artistic interpretations that continue to inspire a world in all kinds of art manifestations.
With a focus on the Norwegian metal scene as a musical manifestation, the panel is visualized by the artwork of Costin Chioreanu, inspired by this intriguing theme. Costin Chioreanu is a Romanian graphic designer, illustrator and video artist. With a master's degree from the National University of Arts, in Bucharest, he started his graphic studio Twilight 13 Media in 2003. Some of his more renowned collaborators are Ghost, At the Gates, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Darkthrone, Napalm Death, Arcturus, Ulver, Enslaved, Mayhem, My Dying Bride, Wardruna, Paradise Lost, and many others.
Dracula Unveiled will serve as a cultural bridge that brings Transylvania, a part of Romania, and Norway closer together. This connection is made possible through Andrei Pogacias' participation, known for his historical insights, including an appearance on Netflix's 'Rise of Empires: Ottoman' Season 2. Gunnar Sauermann, a renowned and respected journalist in the metal scene, will serve as the moderator, and his longstanding fascination with Transylvania adds a unique perspective to the discussion. We are excited to present this rare convergence of history, music, and art.
Friday 29. March 13:00