Janus Fouché is a South African digital artist, working in multimedia projects ranging from interactive electronic musical installations, virtual reality, and animation, to self-organizing biological systems printed or laser-engraved onto paper.
He focuses on the digital space as a parallel, abstract, but equally present universe, with its own laws and aesthetics to be constructed, explored, and reflected upon, to see what can be learned about the underlying systems and relationships of our own experience.
Fragments of both worlds are pulled into one-another to create new, unexpected relationships. Organic generative drawings of artificial life, Collages of film and animation meet motion captured puppets and mechanical anthropomorphisms.
He is most active as a collaborator, working with contemporary artists, composers and filmmakers: William Kentridge, Philip Miller, Catherine Meyburgh, Žana Marović, Gavan Eckhart, Library Special Projects [LSP], Marcus Neustetter, Blessing Ngobeni, Deborah Bell, Nhlanhla Mahlangu, João Orecchia, Julia Burnham.
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 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