Ann Veronica Janssens


Invited by curator Moritz Küng to participate in Utrecht’s fourteenth annual Festival a/d Werf celebrating art, music, and theater, Ann Veronica Janssens took the opportunity to elaborate her notion of “superspace.” Comprising twelve works scattered throughout the city, “Superspace,” 1999, established a network of experiences through which the artist, the viewer, and the city could connect.

On paying for a general-admission pass to the festival, viewers received a packet that included a map delineating the locations of Janssens’s interventions and a telephone card that provided a 900 number that visitors could use to call the artist’s answering machine. Distributed as well was ƒf15,000, 1999, six thousand coins (2.5 florin pieces) covered in silver stickers bearing one of six texts, suggesting what the coin was worth in other “currencies” of the artist’s choosing, including oxygen, memory,

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