JANIA

JANIA

Jania (National Institute for the Youth, Montevideo, Uruguay, December 2003) was an exhibition of paintings, texts, drawings, objects and a performance (Concierto Jánico, for two guitars and two voices). The image of the double-faced Roman divinity Janus casted form and contents of each individual work and the installation as a whole: paintings (oil on box files) had two sides, texts (a group of fragments, prose poems and poems published in 2004) were dialogical (“jánicos”) or concerning to Janus and/or his hypotetical race, and so on. Texts and images were engaged with the dialectics of memory, as I used (and added to the book-like visual itinerary of the show) some photographies from my childhood as starting points. I keep on working on and around the representation of Janus until today through drawings, photographies, sketches and projects, as well as in The book of Jania (2010-), a re-enactment and expansion of this liminar exhibition. 

Paintings (photographed in 2010) exhibited at Jania. See also: Jania Archives, 2005.