Jana Winderen is an artist who currently lives and works in Norway. 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. Her activities include site-specific and spatial audio installations and concerts, which have been exhibited and performed internationally in major institutions and public spaces. Recent work includes The Art of Listening: Underwater for Audemar Piguet at Art Basel, Miami, Rising Tide at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo, Listening with Carp for Now is the Time in Wuzhen, Through the Bones for Thailand Art Biennale in Krabi, bára for TBA21_Academy, Spring Bloom in the Marginal Ice Zone for Sonic Acts and Ultrafield for MoMA, New York. In 2011 she won the Golden Nica at Ars Electronica for Digital Musics & Sound Art. She releases her audio-visual work on Touch.
Jana Winderen’s ‘re_Surge’ is a remix of her track ‘Surge’, recorded during lockdown for the Touch:Isolation series. The recording was made on 16 March 2020 at a spruce tree planted on the family farm in 1907by her great grandfather. This tree has become what Norwegians call ‘Tun Tre’, or the central tree on the farm, a guardian and witness to generational change and historical events. An earlier version of this track was published as part of the Touch Isolation series.