Project Resurrection by Karin Janssen: Inspiring Climate Change Action
Project Resurrection is a set of three sister sculptures exploring the psychology of climate change. They are designed in Virtual Reality and 3D printed. The Land Reef is a large sculpture that will slowly become overgrown with plants. The Underwater Reef is the twin of that sculpture which will be placed on the ocean floor off the coast of Taiwan, serving as an artificial reef on which we will plant coral. The Virtual Reality Reef is a VR experience in which you visit the underwater reef from the land reef, seeing fish nibble on the underwater reef, thus highlighting the connection between life on land and life in the sea, making the invisible visible. Together with local and international partners, I have been working since late 2020 to make Project Resurrection a reality.
Taipei Lantern Festival
My work is part of the traditional Taipei Lantern Festival 2022. Opening 12 February, 19.00 - 20.30, Shilin Night Market, Intersection of Jihe Rd and Danan Rd.
TV coverage "Escape to Solastalgia"
The exhibition "Escape to Solastalgia" was covered on local television by Home+, New Taipei City:"Dutch artist holds painting exhibition hoping for Taiwanese to raise awareness of environmental protection", September 2021
Video about solo exhibition "Escape to Solastalgia" in New Taipei City Arts Center
Solo exhibition "Escape to Solastalgia" in New Taipei City Arts Center
Opening: Saturday 18th September 2021, 9.30 am - 5 pm
Date: 18th – 29th September 2021, Monday to Sunday, 9.30 am - 5 pm (closed 21rst September due to public holiday)
Location: New Taipei City Arts Center, Exhibition Room II
Address: No. 62, Zhuangjing Road, Banqiao District, New Taipei City, 220
開幕日：2021年 9⽉18⽇ 9.30 am - 5 pm
展覽⽇期：2021年 9⽉18 - 9⽉29⽇ ｜ 週⼀至週日 9.30 am - 5pm
Janssen's body of work Escape to Solastalgia, rooted in her interest in the psychology of climate change, explores the meaning of the word 'solastalgia': the troubling dichotomy of finding both comfort and suffering in the future of our ecosystems. It is defined by a feeling of duality which emerges and unravels itself in the particular grief one experiences in a world which, whilst momentarily still breathing, deteriorates all around us.
Video about Extraordinary Machine - solo exhibition at Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB), Taipei
Extraordinary Machine, solo exhibition at Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab (C-LAB)
Opening: 4th July 3 pm
Date: 4th – 26th July 2020, Wednesday to Sunday, 2 – 6 pm
Location: Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab, Art Space I, 2F
Address: No. 177, Section 1, Jianguo South Road, Da’an District, Taipei
開幕茶會｜7/4 2020 下午 3 點
展覽日期｜7/4 ~ 7/26 2020 週三到週日 2-6pm