The main focus of Canziani Jona’s work is the merging of sound, painting, and video into one central opus. In so doing, the different elements are never placed in a hierarchical order, but are always treated as equal and absolutely necessary components of the entire work. Thus, the visualisation of the sound always stands alongside the setting of the pictorial to music. The works of the artist must always be considered against the background of a reading that is double and interlocking. Despite the density in the amalgamation of individual parts, however, the different fragments of the work preserve their aesthetic independence.
The components of both painting and sound in Canziani Jona’s work tend toward an instinctive narrative quality. On this level, the artist intentionally plays with the listening habits of the audience – by conjuring up seemingly familiar sound moments, only to abruptly let them disappear again. In the visual elements of the works, too, intimations of concrete pictures frequently turn up, only to retreat into the abstract at the last moment. An additional element of the narrative in Canziani Jona’s works is the clear setting of a beginning and end. In the works N-Code and Im-Pulse, for example, the works move from a beginning to a climax and end in a way that is comprehensible for the observer and listener: in the lines shaped in the material, this narrative can be understood. Sound and video move as a story over and through the whole work. At that point where painting can only allude to, or outline movement, it is taken up by video and sound. Light and sound come to an end together and leave the picture behind in silence and darkness. Yet, the lines of the story continue to remain visible and already point toward a refreshment of the work, toward its potential. Each silence and darkness is thus always a point of tension that is intentionally set, a precisely calculated state of keeping in wait, and a challenge to the audience’s attention: at that moment when the observer and listener begin to turn away, the work begins to tell its story anew.