Jana Irmert - FLOOD - an immersive electronic live performance
“And the ocean was heavily troubled on this day, it beat against the continents of the planet, with its entire unshiftable weight rocking the terrestrial globe on its orbit..“ (Ch. Aitmatov, ‘Cassandra’s Brand’)
How can we can grasp both ends of our 21st-century existence - there is the endless beauty of our planet and there is the seemingly unavoidable drive towards extinction of nature and ultimately of ourselves.
In her new quadrophonic live performance, Berlin-based sound and media artist Jana Irmert creates soundscapes that oscillate between beauty and destruction, evolving from processed field recordings, vocal textures, instrumental samples and analog synthesizer sounds. Together with the powerful visuals by Freja Andersson, FLOOD becomes a unique immersive audiovisual space that invites the listeners to get lost in.
is a Berlin-based sound and media artist. Having produced both solo pieces and numerous collaborations, her work features experimental electronic compositions, audiovisual installations and joint projects with filmmakers, dancers and visual artists. Her work has been presented at international festivals and exhibitions, such as the European Sound Art Award, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival and the Academy of Arts Berlin. In 2016, she released her acclaimed first album End of Absence on Fabrique Records.
is a Swedish-Finnish visual artist and award-winning filmmaker. In her work she examines and challanges the change of perspectives audiovisually, relating to themes such as memory, history and space. Having earned an MFA from Stockholm University of the Arts, she has worked and studied in several countries across the world, often collaborating with musicians, dancers and other artists.