Ann Veronica Janssens
Fluid to Solid
“The sides are burnished, giving a different light and creating yet another play on colours and sensations with this material.”
Glass as a material is the result of a long physical process from fluid to solid, going from syrup to asphalt before ending in glass. This far-ranging process is depicted in a work by Belgian artist Ann Veronica Janssens, here in dialogue with a Professor in Physics about the thoughts behind the sculpture.
“The sides are burnished, giving a different light and creating yet another play on colours and sensations with this material,” Janssens says of ‘Blue Glass Roll’ (2019). Janssens and Professor in Physics Kristine Niss talk about the slow transition from liquid to solid that is apparent in the sculpture, and how there is no structural change in the process.
Ann Veronica Janssens (b. 1956) creates installations, projections, immersive environments, urban interventions, and sculptures that explore the sensory experience of reality. Her work has been shown at the Lyon Biennale, France, the 48th Venice Biennale, Italy, at the Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern in London, UK, the Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, USA and at the Grand Palais in Paris, France. She lives and works in Belgium.
Ann Veronica Janssens was interviewed by Christian Lund at her studio in Bruxelles, Belgium in connection to the exhibition ‘Hot Pink Turquoise’ at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Humlebæk, Denmark in January 2020.
Camera: Rasmus Quistgaard
Edited by Rasmus Quistgaard
Produced by Christian Lund
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, 2020
Supported by Nordea-fonden