Daniël LokersePhotography, Film & the Digital Breda
Janus, the two-faced man in Roman mythology. In 1990 my father based his story around this character. A story which seemed to predict his own suicide in 2013. In a multi-media installation, I explore what it means to mourn and how we deal with this as a society.
The multiple elements and media (a video game, animation, found-footage, soundscape and photograph) represent the multiple stages of grief as a non-linear experience. You build up an increasingly thickening skin in your lifetime, and an event like this makes it burst. This makes every experience intense, the sad moments but also the happy ones. This transition from loss to enrichment is central in the installation.