Johanna van Overmeir (°1983) will perform at the sixth Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, which starts on 22 September 2015. Her project's name is Janus. The god with the two faces, one looking forward, one looking backwards, embodies the beginning and the end, as well as the god of society. Dressed in a frock, Johanna will silently sway on a huge swing. The folklore dress, made of simple and old materials and consisting of several layers, refers to characters – a god , a scarecrow, a hypnotist. The swing will be made of natural materials such as wood and flax and will be positioned in an archway in the venue in Moscow. Janus will swing from a dark room to a bright room. The repetitive, pendulum-like movements will offer a break for spectators in processing the flow of information of the exhibition. As the biennial pledges „artistic, discursive and reflective moments“, Johanna's project will include all this in the best possible way.
Credits (c)photo: Mariya Anaskina