Scrub Colour II

Ann Veronica Janssens
November 29, 2002 – January 11, 2003

Exhibition view: 
Scrub Colour II, 2002
Single channel projection, DVD
Run time: 5 minutes

Photo © Ilona Ripke 

Exhibition view: 
Scrub Colour II, 2002
Single channel projection, DVD
Run time: 5 minutes

Photo © Ilona Ripke 

Exhibition view: 
Scrub Colour II, 2002
Single channel projection, DVD
Run time: 5 minutes

Photo © Ilona Ripke 

Exhibition view: 
Scrub Colour II, 2002
Single channel projection, DVD
Run time: 5 minutes

Photo © Ilona Ripke 

Exhibition view: 
Scrub Colour II, 2002
Single channel projection, DVD
Run time: 5 minutes

Photo © Ilona Ripke 

Exhibition view: 
Scrub Colour II, 2002
Single channel projection, DVD
Run time: 5 minutes

Photo © Ilona Ripke 

Original exhibition invitation (front) 

Scrub Colour II

Ann Veronica Janssens
Schipper & Krome, Berlin
November 29, 2002 – January 11, 2003
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In her first solo show at Schipper & Krome Ann Veronica Janssens presents her new piece Scrub Colour II. One wall of the otherwise empty exhibition space is covered by the projection of a five minute long looped sequence of rectangles of different colors and sizes expanding over the whole width of the wall, demonstrating a phenomenon characteristic of Janssens' work in general: the immediate physical demand on the beholder, the physical experience of the artwork.

 

It is impossible to indulge in passive contemplation, instantly the visitor has to realise that he is performing an act of perception and actively contributing to the constitution of the work: after-images on the retina caused by the quick change of colour and size of the rectangles make it impossible for the viewer to define their actual appearance. By thus escaping an objective definition of its form, the work fulfils Janssens' intention to create „a different image in each eye" - thus the title of one of her catalogues - and supports an assertion of Gillez Deleuze according to which „every perception is a hallucination because perception has no object."

The making of the work though is of a rather concrete nature - by means of a commercial computer programme and by moving the mouse on its pad („scrubbing") a sampling of forms and colours is created.

 

In the showroom two further pieces are displayed: The mirror hub caps, here a prototype which can be produced suited to any given type of hub cap, hold an optic illusion  they appear to be of an either convex or concave shape, seem to either reflect their surroundings or to form a hole to look through.

The sculpture made of transparent PVC, intending to make visible the invisible by accumulating an actually transparent material, is related to Janssens' fog containers. 

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