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JANUS

kinetic installation 2021


In ancient Roman mythology, Janus (/ ˈdʒeɪnəs / JAY-nəs; Latin: Ianus [ˈi̯aːnʊs]) was the god of doors, gates, and transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages, frames, and endings. The god is traditionally depicted as having two faces. The white bow represents the history, the “known”, intertwined with the black bow that represents future, the “unknown”, with a taut arrow representing a new unit to measure space. The installation is based on previous works and drawings from series Tim and Eye. The idea of space is inspired by the concept of black & white circles that I initially used in 2010, the study of two cycles merging into one, from 2016, the Knot, from 2020, the shape of the eye and the curve shape of the spine. Janus, free-hanging in the air-space, out of balance, announces instability and relates to the present time and the human condition.

metal, glass, pencils, dimensions: 250 X 150 cm