Ann Veronica Janssens’ work foregrounds the body’s perception of the world and itself in it. She often uses light, natural optical phenomena or glass as a medium. Beautifully made, her works exude the impression of great simplicity yet create vivid experiences of the act of seeing, evoking a heightened awareness of the changeability and fleetingness of the individual perception.Read More
Her contribution to the 48th Venice Biennale (1999), where she represented Belgium with Michel François, for example, filled the space with thick mist that served to disorient the viewers. In 2013 she added colourful glass monoliths to the windows of the Chapelle de Grignan in Provence, transforming the interior space into a constantly changing colour environment. The 2012 work L’ODRRE N’A PAS D’IPMROTNCAE, a neon installation on top of a building in the lakefront district in Plaine de Plainpalais in Geneva, altered a well-known slogan into an enigmatic light installation.
Text courtesy Esther Schipper.