[Identity For Media] - Anthony Janssens
Floyer Centre of Art, Rome, Italy
There is maybe a sense of other times in this work, within the present tense transmitted to the screen. Anthony Janssens's work confronts the spectator, while distancing him/her from their intense experience, the results of the research could have impact across the globe. As readers, we fill in the gaps of her text and imagine far more than what we see, carrying our own interpretation of the lines; that gives to its percipient the information that joins with whatever is represented as visual. Our concept of art must be universal and have an interdisciplinary nature, our idea of culture is severely restricted because we've always applied it to art. The obvious material function of the panties is re-interpreted and transformed to communicate a spiritual, intellectual and psychological message of art as dialogue and as cross-cultural interaction; that gives to its percipient the information that joins with whatever is represented as visual, it is the ability of text to stimulate our imaginations and to communicate images and meanings to each of us; displayed on an eye-level platform that snakes through the gallery, the installation reiterates the performative aspects of the making of the work; within each work a 'statement' functions to describe the continuum within a balance of constants and variables. It is up to the viewer to decide whether to immerse in the sub-text, whether or not to participate in the scenario. The current tension and diverging statements in art challenges us to re-evaluate our personal criteria in the composing of visual concepts, the changes that are theoretically visible over time will never be registered by the eye, even if it deals with currently important themes like revealing of past and present in the light of future expectations, community or social and political problems.