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Jan Locus

Belgium Born in: 1968
Translation in progress

Mongolia has recieved 'The Plantin Moretus Award' and was selected for 'Photobook Belge', a publication and exhibition by FOMU, Photo Museum Antwerp (2019).


Often Locus's work focuses — either directly or indirectly — on religion and problems that relate to it. In his book Devoted (2012) for example, he shows all sorts of expressions of Christian faith: from pilgrims in Spain and Poland to ecstatic worshippers in Mexico.


Garbage City (2013), Locus's first film, shows various positions with regard to the different ways of treating rubbish and the miserable living conditions in (the outskirts of) Cairo. Garbage City combines long shots of scrapheaps, compressed plastic and hard-working labourers with the sound of rattling machines, cars hooting and pigeons cooing.


Locus's often subtle soundtrack has a prominent part in other works as well. Confusing Drum (2016) uses drum-rolls and voice-overs — opinions and political statements by locals — to talk about the deep-rooted conflict between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. Confusing Drum premiered at DokFest Kassel (2017).


In The Distance between Us (2017)? the soundtrack plays once more a crucial part. It mixes religious songs and emotionally charged messages from a Moroccan mother to her two sons in Molenbeek, who belong to the first generation of immigrants. For this soundtrack, the artist uses found footage: he uses a few rare cassette tapes that served as alternative correspondence. The Distance between Us premiered at IFFR Rotterdam (2018) and was nominated for the Found Footage Award at IFFR.
Murmur (2019), a collaboration with sound artist Stijn Demeulenaere won the second prize at The Engine Room International Sound Art Competition, London (UK) and world premiered at IFFR Rotterdam (2020).

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Jan Locus, Sony ZX60 side B, Photography

Jan Locus

Sony ZX60 side B, 2016
8.5 x 6 x 1 inch
Photography

$882

Jan Locus, Clamp, Photography

Jan Locus

Clamp, 2016
15.7 x 17.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,764

Jan Locus, White Wall, Photography

Jan Locus

White Wall, 2016
35.4 x 23.6 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,764

Jan Locus, Stairs, Photography

Jan Locus

Stairs, 2019
17.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,059

Jan Locus, Palm Tree#1, Photography

Jan Locus

Palm Tree#1, 2016
17.7 x 15.7 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,059

Jan Locus, White Building, Photography

Jan Locus

White Building, 2016
31.5 x 47.2 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,411

Jan Locus, Playground, Photography

Jan Locus

Playground, 2016
17.7 x 11.8 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$941

Jan Locus, Shadow, Photography

Jan Locus

Shadow, 2016
47.2 x 31.5 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$3,411

Jan Locus, Ocean, Photography

Jan Locus

Ocean, 2016
23.6 x 35.4 x 0.8 inch
Photography

$1,764

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So Fare So Close

Schönfeld Gallery

So Fare So Close
From March, 13 To June, 30 2020

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