Janni Cox

Skills

  • Sculpture
  • Performance
  • Installation and Curation
  • Video Art & Photography

Janni Cox is a Brisbane based artist who utilises the improvisational and spatially investigative tactics of skateboarding to inform his art making process. With this mentality, his works have often demonstrated how ‘street skating’ offers a unique mode of interacting with the built environment, causing objects and architecture to be repurposed and reconsidered. By employing an archive of found objects and industrial materials, his work develops the tropes and tactics of skateboarding, particularly ideas around objecthood and intended purpose, into provisional kinetic sculptures and video installations that interrogate tools, machines and objects whose forms prescribe a particular use.