Reynolds Club, First floor
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Jana Winderen’s live performances and immersive sound installations focus on audio environments and ecosystems that are difficult for humans to reach, both physically and aurally. Working in diverse locations, Winderen searches for sounds from hidden sources, frequencies that aren’t usually possible for us to perceive, or places that are hard to access.
Over the last twelve years she has collected recordings made by sea ice at the North Pole, rivers and oceans in various parts of the world, and from glaciers in Greenland, Iceland, and Norway, to name only a few of her audio-topographies. Embracing the sensory possibilities of sound and the immateriality of her medium, her work generates compelling new experiences of these places while taking us beyond the normal bounds of the human senses.
Here, Winderen presents Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone, a new, live eight-channel mix of underwater sounds recorded in the marginal ice zone, or the transition between open sea and sea ice, in the Barents Sea between Norwegian and Russian territorial waters.
Jana Winderen is an artist educated in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London with a background in mathematics, chemistry, and fish ecology from the University of Oslo. Based in Oslo, Winderen has exhibited and performed internationally at major institutions in the United States, Europe, and Asia. In 2011 she won the Golden Nica, Ars Electronica, for Digital Musics & Sound Art. She has recently presented a multi-channel installation in Vienna, commissioned by TBA21 Academy, and another work created for the Munchmuseum on the move / NyMusikk in Oslo. Other recent works have been presented by the V-A-C foundation for Geometry of Now, Moscow; the Sonic Acts festival, Amsterdam; the New York Department of Transportation at the Park Avenue Tunnel; the Museum of Mondern Art, New York and the Guggenheim Museum / Unsound Festival.
Presented by the Renaissance Society and Lampo, in partnership with STAGE (Scientists, Technologists and Artists Generating Exploration) at the University of Chicago. Supported by the Office for Contemporary Art Norway.