Janne Schipper
Performance
Video
Installation
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2018

To start with, there probably is no cadre. But at least some things can be seen as one. Even in their most rigid shape, in their most measurable moment, they remain a momentary one.


Partially build on top of the roof of the KABK and partially located in the small room on top of all other rooms, this installation uses its location to indicate its reference points:
the grand horizon and a small confined space inside.
Through the friction of these two cadres, the beautiful necessity for "a border", "a mark" in the complexity of the phenomena surrounding us as humans is elaborated on.
In order to grasp, understand, a point in space must be taken, taken to be left alone again in the right time.

The wheel outside, slowly moving round, til hitting the bell; only to continue its cycle once more, takes exactly 20 minutes and 27 seconds for one full rotation.
This is the time its takes for one sound-wave of the earths (the sphere itself, as a mass) lowest sound to complete in time.

It is not the measurements and the calculations that make my hands reach out in longing for- but the feeling when one closes their eyes and for a brief moment gets a sense of immense space and all that has a location in it, slowely floating around.





„I want to handle things, that are bigger than me“ says Janne Schipper. With this, Janne proves to be part of a generation of artists and designers which has an affinity for science. They aim for knowledge; not personal experience, but comprehensible, accessible knowledge for everyone. Scientists have always done that by asking questions and by building arguments. Now artists and designers do the same. But they are not afraid to strengthen their arguments through intuition, aesthetics and visual competency. Science has become our closest relative, rather than craft or entertainment. The poetry of Janne’s work is deeply related to her look at the world, an open yet complex view. Janne has chosen the tower of the academy building on the Prinsessegracht for her final project, transforming it into a mysterious bell tower. It creates an expectation which is rewarded with a moment of contemplation and lustful curiosity, rather than a spectacle. “
-Klaus Jung, head of Fine Art department KABK.