Valentina dives in the world of (sub)cultures that are mostly shielded from the rest of the world and becomes one of them. For example, she has won a dog race with her Irish Softcoated Wheaten Terriër, worked at a wellness center and formed a ‘fursona’: a physical or virtual alter ego associated with a furry animal. Gal sees an analogy between the perfect simulations that those worlds have to offer, and the way people completely lose their connection with reality. With the information that she picks up in these places she creates works like hairy sculptures, installations of traditional statues and ornaments and digitally constructed videos. In her installations the line between real and fake, between subject and object, fades.