"I like the immateriality of a sound work and the openness it can have for both associative and direct experience and sensory perception. (…) I am also experimenting with different types of microphones to collect sounds which are not obviously recognizable, but give room for broader, more imaginative readings or sounds that are unreachable for the human senses”. (Jana Winderen)
Jana Winderen’s artistic statement concisely summarizes the artist’s approach to her art. Constantly exploring new sound and recording technology, her work displays a preoccupation with revealing different qualities and sources of sounds that are easily audible but not easily recognizable, or, conversely, of sound that is unfamiliar by virtue of its origin, such as sounds emanating from deep ice crevasses or the ocean floor.
An artist educated in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London, with a background in mathematics, chemistry, and fish biology from the University in Oslo, she has worked as an artist, curator and producer since 1993. A prolific installation artist, Winderen has had her works displayed in galleries and festivals around the world, including the Issue Project Room (New York), Galérie B-312 (Montreal), TodaysArt Festival (The Hague), the AV festival (Newcastle), ISCM World New Music Days (Sweden), and JunKroom (Kyoto), to name a few.
Winderen is also a prolific recording artist, releasing her two latest albums, "Energy Field" (2010) and "Heated: Live in Japan" (2009) on Touch. Her previous recorded work has been released in a variety of formats ranging from vinyl to digital download, passing through CDs, audio cassettes and USB sticks.
Jana will be performing as part of the Touch label showcase at CTM.12, both as a solo artist and as part of the evening’s group improvisation.
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