The Sky Above the Port 
- Title: The Sky Above the Port 
- Author: Wim Janssen / BE
- Date: 25.05-26.05.
- Tags: visual arts
The sky above the port is inspired by the first sentence of William Gibson 'sbook Neuromancer: "The sky above the port had the color of television, tuned to a dead channel".
The sky above the port is inspired by the first sentence of William Gibson 'sbook Neuromancer: "The sky above the port had the color of television, tuned to a dead channel". The window(s) of a room are covered with small, hand-made dots of a material called polarization filter. This filter is used in LCD screens and only lets light pass in one orientation. When the visitor looks at the window through a rotating disc (of the same material, the outside world seems to fuse with a field of video-noise.
Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000167 EndHTML:0000001951 StartFragment:0000000457 EndFragment:0000001935 Wim Janssen works with technologies and functions of audio-visual media. Usually this takes form in media installations, videos and films, but recently he has also made sculptural works, tending towards a more minimal aesthetic. Often, his works are translations or reiterations of one medium into another. Since 2009 He has been working together with WERKTANK. A Belgian organization for the production of new media artworks. He currently lives and works in Antwerp.
His works have been shown in exhibitions and festivals in Europe and the US in venues such as the Moscow Biennial for Young Art, the EFA Project Space New York, the Artefact festival in Leuven, the International Filmfestival Rotterdam,... among many others. In 2011 he received an Honorary Mention at the Prix Ars Electronica in Linz, Austria and the Japan Media Arts Festival.