A new work by Norwegian sound artist Jana Winderen is being exhibited at the National Library of Latvia from October 5 till October 18. The work is an outcome of Winderen’s previously announced residency in Riga. The entry is free of charge.
The composition “Out there” is made from hydrophone recordings of underwater insects, ultrasound recordings slowed down into the audible range, and recordings from the open ocean into the forest of Kemeri National Park outside Riga. Artist Jana Winderen spent time in August on a residency, recording and observing this unique and rich moorland with its large biodiversity of species.
“We place ourselves relative to the environment, our senses and our ability to survive,” the artist comments her work. “To think outside our perception is intriguing. We have made navigation systems and theories relative to ourselves, and we fail to notice the really small creatures, and to listen to the silence our activities leave behind.”
Jana Winderen is a Norwegian sound artist and musician. In 2011 she won the Golden Nica, Ars Electronica, for Digital Musics & Sound Art. Amongst her activities are immersive multi-channel installations and concerts, and she has performed all over the world. She currently lives and works in Oslo.
The exhibition is open on Monday – Friday (13:00 – 20:00) and Saturday – Sunday (13:00 – 17:00).
“Out there” is a part of the official program of the Skaņu Mežs’2015 festival for adventurous music and related art.
More specifically, it has been commissioned for the project „Experimental music lighthouses: Riga – Tromsø”, Skaņu Mežs’ collaboration with the Norwegian festival Insomnia. The project benefits from a 99 000 € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants.