Naomi Jansen is a visual artist based in the Netherlands. She provides a stage for people to show their faces and tell their stories. As a visual artist, she seeks for people with a shared common ground and attempts to establish a connection between them and herself. She is specialized to unravel and depict various unseen topics from healthcare and create the perfect balance between social engagement and autonomous art.
Tinnitus. It’s when someone has hearing damage resulting in constantly being disturbed by an inevitable sound. With this project, I want to bring Tinnitus to everyone’s attention. I want to translate the sound they are constantly hearing, into an image. Tinnitus can create a massive storm inside someone’s head.
To realize this project I interviewed different people who suffered from Tinnitus to describe to me what the sound looks like. How Tinnitus would look if it had a colour or a shape. With this information, I started to create images.
Eventually, I created five images that describe the sound of Tinnitus. I want to present them in waiting rooms in hospitals. By doing so it creates a visual and physical way to find people who also suffer from Tinnitus.
To show Tinnitus in a photographic image together with the colours and the shapes and a description of the sound makes people want to talk to each other and discuss this. I want to do this again but on the spot this time instead of using media and forums.