In her work, Iris Janssen explores time experience, the collective and individual memory and identity. Janssen tries to visualise a contradiction by creating a fixed image of time while showing the process of time. Something is lost and something arises.
Iris Janssens work consists of photographic images that are made with or without a (self made) camera. In these images the non-material is captured, such as a long period of time.
“In this age of speed and distractions, we want to capture and hold as much as possible, but there is a beauty in things that decay, because new things will happen next. I’m trying to experience and capture this struggle.”
Iris Janssen also works as a communications officer in a volatile world, which has an important role in her personal interest for time. The thoughts of Henri Bergson on time, the work of Marcel Proust and the Japanese aesthetic Wabi-Sabi are important sources of inspiration.
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