Musée de l´Orangerie, Paris
Jardin des Tuileries
artist / participant
The artistic technique of Ann Veronica Janssens, a Belgian visual artist, could be defined as an exploration of the sensory experience of reality. Through various media (installations, projections, immersive environments, urban interventions, sculptures), Ann Veronica Janssens invites the viewer to cross into a new sensory space on the borderline of dizziness and dazzlement.
In a register inspired by cognitive processes (perception, sensation, memory, representation), her works tend towards minimalism, emphasising the fleeting, ephemeral and fragile nature of the environments she invites us to enter. The organisation of space and the diffusion of light, radiant colour, stroboscopic impulses, artificial mists and reflective or translucent surfaces all serve to reveal the instability of our perception of time and space. Properties of materials (gloss, lightness, transparency, fluidity) and physical phenomena (reflection, refraction, perspective, balance, waves) are rigorously examined here for their ability to destabilise the very concept of materiality.
HOT PINK TURQUOISE Two projectors each equipped with a halogen lamp and a dichroic filter. The filter only allows certain wavelengths of light to pass through and reflects the spectrum rather than absorbing it. Depending on the angle of incidence, the light reveals a wide spectrum of saturated colours as it passes through the filter. The angle is key; the wider the propagation of the beam, the more it reveals a significant change in the peripheral colours. The light projections, arranged in situ, are diffused along the walls and ceiling of the gallery, unveiling combinations of several halos of saturated colours. The work by Ann Veronica Janssens, Hot Pink Turquoise, is the second edition of a series of contemporary counterpoints that create a dialogue with Claude Monet's Water Lilies, the Musée de l’Orangerie’s in situ masterpiece.