A world-renowned lighting designer and director of photography, Jan Kroeze works across the lighting spectrum in fashion, music, performance art, theatre, and television. Focusing on Joan Jonas’ site-specific installation, he will talk about the way light influences our experience and perception as well as our emotional relationship to what we see. Kroeze will elaborate on the lights he created exclusively for They Come to Us without a Word.
This Behind the Scenes is part of the Education and Public Programme of Joan Jonas: They Come to Us without a Word.
Jan Kroeze is a lighting designer and director of photography. He conceived and created custom lighting for They Come to Us without a Word during the 56th Venice Biennale. Kroeze has worked previously with Joan Jonas for Volcano Saga (1989), and designed the lighting for Philippe Parreno’s Anywhere, Anywhere Out of the World, Palais de Tokyo (2013) and Merce Cunningham’s Locale (1978), as well as numerous theatre productions on and off Broadway. Artists with whom Kroeze has collaborated include Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Red Grooms, Marc Jacobs, Joan Jonas, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Nam Jun Paik, Judy Pfaff, Kanye West, and Robert Wilson.