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Ann Veronica Janssens


THE EXHIBITION FEATURES FILMS AND INSTALLATIONS THAT REFLECT ON THE QUALITIES OF LIGHT, TIME AND SPACE


Side (natural version), 2006

3′ 3″ loop
single monitor installation, colour, no sound, 4:3

Side (2006) is based on images of a total eclipse of the sun filmed with Guillaume Bleret in the city of Side in Turkey on March 29, 2006.


Font-Romeu, 2008

1′ 25″ loop
super 8mm transfered to video projection, no sound, 4:3

Images of Font-Romeu, a village close to Odeillo that hosts the prototype that served to create Odeillo’s solar furnace.
Nowadays, the prototype is used by the inhabitants of Font-Romeu in order to bake bread and make ceramics.


Jaiprakash Yantra, 2008

1′ 28″ loop
video projection, colour, no sound, 4:3

Jantar Mantar is an extraordinary observatory from the 18th century located in Jaipur. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides.


Slow Light, 2007

10′ 55″ loop
video projection, black & white, no sound, 4:3

Images capture the lightning of an incandescent light bulb of 25 watts and a neon light shot at 1000 frames a second.


Petite danse avec l’étoile (Jupiter), 2008

9″ loop
video projection, colour, no sound, 4:3


Crépuscule à Jantar Mantar (Vénus), 2008

5′ 13″
single monitor installation, colour, no sound, 4:3

Jantar Mantar is an extraordinary observatory from the 18th century located in Jaipur. The observatory consists of fourteen major geometric devices for measuring time, predicting eclipses, tracking stars in their orbits, ascertaining the declinations of planets, and determining the celestial altitudes and related ephemerides.


Looking for the Pole Star, 2008

20′ loop
video projection, colour, no sound, 4:3


Odeillo, 2008

2′ 4″
super 8mm transfered to single monitor installation, colour, no sound, 4:3

Odeillo, is the name of a village in the French Pyrenees that hosts an exceptionnal solar furnace. A ‘solar furnace’ is a structure used to harness the rays of the sun in order to produce high temperatures, usually for industry purposes. This is achieved by using a curved mirror (or an array of mirrors) that acts as a parabolic reflector, concentrating light onto a focal point. The solar furnace of Odeillo employs an array of plane mirrors to gather the rays of light from the sun, reflecting them onto a larger curved mirror. The rays are then focused onto an area that has the size of a cooking pot that can reach 3000°C.


Neige Cosmique, 2008


Projection rouge, 2008

variable dimensions
lamp, red light bulb


Cocktail sculpture, 2008

60 x 60 x 60 cm
glass, distilled water, paraffin oil, grey sheet of paper, wooden base


Liquid bar, 2008

100 x 6 x 6 cm
stainless steel rod, 1 polished face


Tropical moonlight, 2008

106 x 127 x 4 cm
aluminium covered with white gold leaves

Ann Veronica Janssens


THE EXHIBITION FEATURES FILMS AND INSTALLATIONS THAT REFLECT ON THE QUALITIES OF LIGHT, TIME AND SPACE