Program Books/Janus Fouché

Janus Fouché

video editor and orchestrator

Janus Fouché is a South African digital artist, working in multimedia projects that range from interactive electronic musical installations and animation to self-organizing biological systems laser-engraved onto paper.

He is best known as a collaborator, having worked with contemporary artists and com­posers such as William Kentridge, Blessing Ngobeni, Deborah Bell, Philip Miller, and João Orecchia.

Fouché focuses on the digital space as a parallel, abstract, but equally present universe, one with its own laws and aesthetics to be constructed, explored, and reflected upon, revealing the underlying systems and rela­tion­ships of our own experience. Fragments of both worlds are pulled together to create new, un­expected relationships. Organic generative drawings of artificial life, collages of film, and animation meet motion-captured puppets and mechanical personifications.