Jana Irmert


portrait-jana2Jana Irmert (born in Leipzig, Germany) graduated with a Diploma in Sound from the University for Film and Television Konrad Wolf, Potsdam-Babelsberg/Germany, in 2013. Working mainly in the field of audiovisual installation art and film sound, she is constantly expanding her field of artistic practice through collaborational productions. Her work has been shown in Berlin and Potsdam (Germany), New York City (US), Banff (CAN), Ljubljana (Slovenia) and Tampere (Finland), e.g. at New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival, Annikki Poetry Festival and at the Berlin Academy of Arts.
End of absence, 2015
The Pine Circle seems to be the perfect site to unfold my Sound Art Installation — standing here, it is as time stands still, the trees forming a special space, almost a cathedral.
“Each now is the time, the space”, John Cage wrote in his text “2 Pages, 122 Words on Music and Dance”. It kept me thinking about how we perceive time, how strange it is that, despite almost all processes are cyclic — the day, the seasons, life itself — we learn to have a rather linear perception of time: growing up and getting old, acquiring knowledge and following a profession, acting according to the adequate stage or level we are supposed to be in.
I translated this idea into a sonic piece using recorded material from the area and my voice, processing it electronically and arranging it in a way that the single sound elements are cyclic themselves — they reoccur, they overlap, they create parallel layers. At the same time, moments of stillness occur.
I wish they may resonate with this truly magical space.
For more information about Jana and her works, please visit her website at www.janairmert.com.
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