Sunday 5 November 2017, 7.30pm
Jana Winderen is an artist educated in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London, and with a background in mathematics, chemistry and fish ecology from the University in Oslo. She had an installation in Park Avenue Tunnel, New York City in the summer of 2014 and exhibited at MoMA, NYC in 2013. Winderen was recently an artist-in-residence at the TBA21 Academy and releases her audio-visual works on Touch. In 2011 she won the Golden Nica, Ars Electronica, for Digital Music & Sound Art. Amongst her activities are immersive multi-channel installations and concerts that she has performed internationally. Recent commissions for multichannel sound installation works include the pieces ‘Transmission’ for the V-A-C foundation, ‘Classified' for the Borealis festival, bára for TBA21 and 'Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone’ for Sonic Acts, all in 2017. She currently lives and works in Oslo.
“Winderen seems driven more by her own passion, rather than the strength of her concepts. This is immersive and powerful creation first, field recordings second.” – Dusted Magazine
Using intuitive composition, field recording, improvisation and photography, Jez has been exploring his enjoyment of and interest in detail, simplicity and his emotive response to places and situations for over 3 decades.
Alongside performances, exhibitions and installations, JrF lectures and runs workshops around the world and his range of specialist microphones are widely used by recordists, sound artists, musicians, sound designers and cultural organisations. He also works as a curator of live events, of a record label, of sound installations and an arts zine ‘verdure engraved’.
In recent years he has been working extensively on long form recordings of surfaces, spaces and situations and developing the concept of photographic scores and ‘scores for listening’, which have featured widely in publications and exhibitions.
His work has been exhibited in shows and installations alongside that of Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Pauline Oliveros, Chris Watson, Jana Winderen, Alvin Lucier, Annea Lockwood, Ryuchi Sakamoto, Stars of the Lid, Jeremy Deller, Sarah Lucas, Brian Eno, Signe Liden, Sally Ann McIntyre etc, at galleries including The Whitworth Gallery (Manchester), Tate Modern and Tate Britain, MOT - Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo (Japan), Artisphere (USA).
Amongst his works are pieces capturing the sound of the dolomites dissolving, ants consuming fallen fruit, the Tate Modern building vibrating, the infrasound of domestic spaces around the world, glaciers melting in Iceland and the tonal resonances of natural and human objects in the landscape.
Based in Yorkshire, this will be Jez’s first live performance in London for many years , for which he’ll present a piece involving infrasound recordings of the world turning collected in Iceland.