Digital Artist

Janus Fouché is a South African systems artist, working in multimedia projects ranging from immersive interactive sound installations, virtual reality & animation, to self-organizing biological systems.

His focus is on cybernetics, the digital space and AI as a parallel, abstracted, but increasingly present reality, with its own philosophy and aesthetics to be constructed, explored, and interrogated.

Fragments of both digital and physical worlds are pulled into one-another to create unexpected relationships. Algorithms that describe artificial life in line drawings, collages of film and animation meet motion captured puppets and mechanical anthropomorphisms.

He is most active as a collaborator, working with contemporary artists, composers, performers, and filmmakers:

William Kentridge, Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh, Žana Marović, Sabine Theunisseen, Walter Murch,  Marcus Neustetter, Jane Taylor, Mikhael Subotzky, Jason Mitcham, Jonas Lundquist, Gavan Eckhart, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, João Orecchia, Julia Burnham, Library Special Projects [LSP], Blessing Ngobeni,  Deborah Bell.

While completing his postgraduate degree (hons) in Multimedia, he began an internship at the William Kentridge studio (2011), and in an ongoing subsequent working relationship has taken on editorial roles in several international Kentridge projects and performances. (most notably Oh To Believe in Another World, City Deep, Kaboom!, The Head & The Load, More Sweetly Play the Dance, and Right Into Her Arms)

He is a frequent collaborator at The Centre For The Less Good Idea in Johannesburg

Born in 1989 in Pretoria, South Africa
Bachelor's degree in Information Science (Specialization: Multimedia) UP 2010
Post-graduate degree (Hons) in Multimedia UP 2011
Lives and works in Johannesburg/Pretoria, South Africa

exhibitions and performances