Jan St. Werner

Jan St. Werner, Photo: Daniel Gustav Cramer

Jan St. Werner on his dog, the HKW, and who he would like to meet outside of Zoom

What are you working on at the moment?

  • Excitation Resonance—Solo exhibition Ebensperger, Fichter-Bunker, Kreuzberg
  • Areal Folds—Mouse on Mars, Silent Green / singuhr projekte
  • Compressed Cinema—a collaboration with Casey Reas, DAM Projects, Charlottenburg
  • Sometimes You Just Have to Give It Your Attention, with Louis Chude-Sokei, Gascia Ouzounian, Mendi & Keith Obadike, Hani Mojtahedi, Yara Mekawei and Michael Akstaller—LP Savvy Contemporary
  • The LP Mouse on Mars Bilk (sonig) & the EP 3D-LS (Bandcamp)
  • Excitatory Yards—Bundeskunsthalle Bonn
  • Efferenteffekte—Am Seegarten, Kirchmöser, Brandenburg an der Havel
  • Space Synthesis—Hatje Cantz & Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

What are you reading or listening to right now?

  • Oswald Wieners Theorie des Denkens (De Gruyter)
  • Colourbox—Alles (4AD)
  • Maryanne Amacher Wild Sound—Ami Cimini (Oxford University Press)
  • Making the Walls Quake As If They Were Dilating With the Secret Knowledge of Great Powers—texts for the Polish Pavilion, 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture
  • A Failed Entertainment—Clara Iannotta (Edition RZ)

What does good art education/outreach require?
A class like Dynamische Akustische Forschung (Dynamic Acoustic Research), Now published as a book, K-Verlag.

Do you have a favourite building?

Is there someone you would like to meet?
Diana Deutsch, music psychologist and researcher. I’ve spoken to her on Zoom, but never met her personally.

Do you have a daily ritual?
Go out with the dog

What accessory or object could you not do without?

What does sustainability mean for you?

What do you think Berlin’s artistic and cultural landscape needs?
More sound

What do you do when you’re done working?
Go out with the dog