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Through the Bones - With Jana Winderen

Artist Jana Winderen uses sound recording to reveal the complexity and strangeness of the unseen world. Her practice pays particular attention to audio environments and to creatures which are hard for humans to access, both physically and aurally – deep under water, inside ice or in frequency ranges inaudible to the human ear.

This audio and visual presentation will present materials gathered by Winderen on two field trips. In Thailand, Winderen worked alongside members of fishing communities who listen for underwater life by placing their heads against an oar or the bottom of their boats. In the Baltic Sea, she explored ‘deadzones’: areas suffering from lack of oxygen due to the proliferation of phytoplankton. Winderen invites discussion around these projects and the key questions they raise. Among them: why it is important to visit and work in these places? How can sound warn us about anthropogenic pollution? What surprises and questions arise from close, careful listening? And what are challenges and possibilities that arise when an artist chooses sound as their medium?

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