Norwegian sound artist Jana Winderen (born 1965) takes her audience on immersive sensory journeys through the natural environment. By revealing the small and most inaccessible sounds of nature, the artist appeals to listeners' emotions, hoping to gain their interest in and respect for our complex world, while raising ecological awareness.
Winderen graduated from the Fine Art programme at Goldsmiths, University of London and has a background in mathematics, chemistry and fish ecology from the University of Oslo. Since 1992, sound has been at the core of her artistic practice, leading her to travel across Europe, Asia and the Americas to record audio environments and ecosystems hard for humans to access physically and aurally.
Winderen's sound work has been performed in major institutions and public spaces worldwide including: Munch Museum, Oslo; Thailand International Art Biennale, Krabi; Dubrovnik Museum of Modern Art; Le Fresnoy
- Studio national des arts contemporains; the US Embassy in Oslo, among others. Winderen was the recipient of the Golden Nica, Prix Ars Electronica for Digital Musics & Sound Art in 2011. Her work is published by Touch Music.