• „Ceci n’est pas un film. Ce sont des notes prises au jour de jour.“

    Chris Marker in Sans Soleil

    Janis Schroeder works as an artist, filmmaker and researcher, primarily using the media of video and photography. In his films and photo series, he explores ecological themes and questions of identity. After studying new media and research-based art, he was employed for several years at the Geneva School of Art as a research associate. There, he was involved in the research project titled “The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva,” among others. As part of the Visual and Media Anthropology graduate program at Freie Universität Berlin, he worked on the film research project, ‘Zwischenraumerkundung,’ in which he artistically explores the notion of “post-migrant society.”



    Artistic interests:

    the human condition, the active life and the inactive life, life plans, life courses,

     

    l’homme révolté,

     

    narrative strands, narrative modes, micro-histories, writing histories, the here and now, depth of time, experience and perception of time,

     

    relationships between human and human and animal and animal and environment and environment, connection of you, her, us, him, them, you and me, the interpersonal, the interspecies, interstices, environment, space, urban space, landscape, detours, peripheries, cartographies, borderlands, border crossings, post-migrant society, integration, disintegration,

     

    Sprache und Sein, rituals of speaking, documentarisms, images of realities, colours of truth, forms of untruth, the grain of film,

     

    the camera and the editing table as research tools, artistic research, artistic observation, artistic perception, ethnologies, ethnographies, anthropologies,

     

    wandering, disorientation, derives, wayfaring, strolling, walking, trying.

     

     

    Activities in art and artistic research:


    2022

     

    March-April 2022: Abläufe einer Landschaft, Artist Residency, Libken e.V. in Böckenberg, Uckermark. Gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR #TakeHeart Residenzförderung.

     


    2021

     

    October 2021: Time will tell, Exhibition at SeeMeOn 29, Sofia, Bulgaria, organized by Imago, presentation of my video and photo research project The European Border, curators: Teodora Konstantinova & Radoslav Mehandzhiyski

     

    October 2021: Artist residency at Imago International Artist Residency, 1st to 31st October, Tsarimir, Bulgaria

     

    September 2021: Presentation of the film Iluta in the framework of the 2Annas Shortfilm Festival, Pedvale Art Park, Sabile, Latvia

     

    September 2021: Artist Residency at Pedvale Art Park, 1st to 30th September, Sabile, Latvia

     


    2020

     

    November 2020: Masterdialog Mapping Partizipation, Lucerne School of Art and Design, presentation of my video research project Exploring the space in between – a video research project in the postmigrant city

     

    October 2020: Köln-Siegener Meisterklasse für Medienethnographie (Visuelle Methoden II) mit Bina E. Mohn, cooperation of the Universities of Cologne and Siegen, presentation of my video Treiben und (sich) treiben lassen

     

    August 2020: Digital Anthropologies, one-week group residency with exhibition and workshops, Paris Sonchamp, organised by Les Écrans de la Liberté in cooperation with SenseLab 3e, realisation of my intervention The Long Poem of the Interspace

     

    May 2020: Organisation of the Berlin Node, a discussion forum as part of the international online conference Distribute, collaboration of Humboldt-Universität Berlin with the Society for Visual Anthropology (SVA) and the Society for Cultural Anthropology (SCA)

     


    2019

     

    October 2019: Exhibition at Hosek Contemporary, Berlin, presentation of my video installation Attention Span

     

    September 2019: Explore – Festival de la ville de demain, Departement du Territoire Geneva, presentation of the video installation The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva, presentation of the research project on a panel discussion

     

    March 2019: Shifting Baselines. The forms of water in the artistic investigation practices, in LiveInYourHead, exhibition space Geneva, presentation of my video installation Naufrage

     


    2018

     

    December 2018: The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva, Trafic, independent exhibition space Lausanne, presentation of the research project on a panel discussion

     

    November 2018: International colloquium Terror on Tour, presentation of the research project The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva on a panel discussion, Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD)

     

    September 2018: Le métier de vivre, presentation of the video and panel discussion, Médecins Sans Frontières workshop, Geneva, with Chiara Bertini and Majaliwa Vyankandondera

     

    September 2018: Co-Workings, exhibition at Le Pneu, Vélodrome, independent art space in Geneva, presentation of the video installation Naufrage

     

    January 2018: The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva, presentation of the research project in a panel discussion at the Institut de la recherche en art et en design (IRAD), Geneva

     


    2017

     

    November to December 2017: Déprogrammation, Théatre de la Manufacture Atlantique Bordeaux, presentation of my video installation Zeitraffer

     

    November 2017: Le métier de vivre, exhibition in Espace Kugler, an independent art space in Geneva, presentation of the video installation Le mötier de vivre, with studio rebat (Janis Schroeder and Chiara Bertini)

     

    October 2017: International conference The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva, presentation of the research project in a panel discussion, Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD)

     

    August 2017: living room – installations, performances, music, Open Air Arts Festival on Stadionbrache Hardturm Zurich, presentation of my Photo and sound installation Handwerk

     

    June 2017: BIG – Biennale des espaces d’art indépendants de Genève, Plaine de Plainpalais Geneva, conception of the pavilion of the independent exhibition space Espace Kugler, with Marisa Cornejo and Stéphanie Prizreni

     


    2016

     

    August 2016: living room – installations, performances, music, Open Air Arts Festival on Stadionbrache Hardturm Zurich, presentation of my video installation Die Geschichte handelt von dir 2. Versuch einer Gegenüberstellung von historischen und aktuellen Stadtraumfragen (The story is about you 2. Attempt to juxtapose historical and current urban space issues).

     

    July 2016: “Energies of urban ecologies in the video essay”, article in: CCC Newsletter #14, Research-Based Master Programme CCC – Critical Curatorial Cybermedia Studies, Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD)

     


    2015

     

    October 2015: International colloquium SHOCK CITY: Resilience and the Anthropocene, presentation of the research project The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva, University of the Arts London (UAL)

     

    August 2015: living room – installations, performances, music, Open Air Arts Festival on Stadionbrache Hardturm Zurich, presentation of my participatory performance Die Geschichte handelt von dir. Versuch über das Flugverhalten von politischer Meinung

     

    May 2015: presentation of the research project Energies of urban ecologies in the video essay, Institut de recherche en art et en design (IRAD), Geneva

     

    March 2015: International Colloquium Emerging Cultures of Sustainability, presentation of the research project The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva, organisation of a workshop and various city walks, Research-Based Master Programme CCC – Critical Curatorial Cybermedia Studies, Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD)

     

    Article: “Le vent acide siffle. A propos de Deep Weather d’Ursula Biemann,” (together with Cécile Boss) in: Jeux sérieux. Cinéma et art contemporains transforment l’essai, Bertrand Bacqué, Cyril Neyrat, Clara Schulman, Véronique Terrier Hermann (ed.), HEAD Geneva, Mamco Geneva

     


    2014

     

    November 2014: Blicke. Filmfestival des Ruhrgebiets, Endstation Kino Bochum, presentation of my video Problemhaus

     

    November 2014: Presentation of my research project Energies of urban ecologies in the video essay, University of the Arts London (UAL)

     

    November 2014: Presentation of the research project Energies of urban ecologies in the video essay, Master of Arts in Public Spheres, Lucerne University of the Arts

     


    2013

     

    September 2013: C’est moi qui choisis, Prix New Heads – Fondation BNP Paribas Art Awards, Live in Your Head Geneva, installation with the artist collective Lichens

     

    September 2013: EMERGENCY, exhibition in the independant art space Espace Kugler Genève, projection de la vidéo Parcours

     

    September 2013: Tirage Limité – Rencontres Romandes du Livre d’Artiste, Palais de Rumine Lausanne

     

    June 2013: Bookshop Archigraphy Geneva, presentation of artists’ books

     


    2012

     

    November 2012: Documentary Film Festival Kassel, video projection Terrain de jeu

     

    June 2012: Bookshop Archigraphy Geneva, presentation of artists’ books

     

    October 2012: Artists’ Book Fair Galerie Vermelho São Paulo, Brazil

     

    June 2012: Blank Book Makers Fonderie Kugler Geneva, presentation of an artist’s book

     

    May 2012: SALEFRICHE Open-Air Festival in Geneva, video installation

     


    2011

     

    May 2011: Echange: Tbilisi-Genève Ateliers Acacias Geneva, video installation

     


    2010

     

    September 2010: Tirage Limité – Rencontres Romandes du Livre d’Artiste, Palais de Rumine Lausanne

     

    May 2010: Vice Versa,in the exhibition space Live In Your Head Geneva, curatorial work

     

    April 2010: European Media Art Festival Osnabrück, presentation of the video installation Augen zu Basel

     


    2009

     

    November 2009: The long night of the students LWL-Landesmuseum Münster, presentation of the video Augen zu Basel

     

    August 2009: Wellenlänge 5 – Kunst und Psychiatrie, Outsider Art House Veenhuizen (Netherlands), video installation

     

    January 2009: Wellenlänge 5 – Kunst und Psychiatrie, Kunsthaus Kannen, Münster, video installation

     


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