Jan St. Werner
Gallery Openings—15 Sep 2023, 6 to 9 PM
For Ebensperger’s first exhibition at their new venue in Kreuzberg, electronic music artist and composer Jan St. Werner sonically activates the gallery spaces of Fichtebunker with a custom built loudspeaker panel beaming electronic sounds through a sequence of resonating chambers. Focus points are in motion, visual identi fication and object orientation are in question. Exhibition space, club, echo chamber, stage: Excitation Resonance challenges the conventions about how space should be thought and defined.
Jan St. Werner is co-founder of the experimental music group Mouse on Mars and releases music under his own name via the Edition Fiepblatter Catalogue, distributed by Thrill Jockey Records, Chicago. In the mid-1990s, he was part of the Cologne sound and record collective A-Musik, worked together with Markus Popp (Oval) as Microstoria, and developed music for installations and films by visual artist Rosa Barba. In the 2000s, Werner was artistic director of STEIM, the Dutch studio for electro-instrumental music. He realized sound interventions and exhibitions for ICA London, Documenta 14, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, HKW, Berlin and Lenbachhaus, Munich, among others. In 2016 and 2017 Werner taught at the MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, and was Professor for Dynamic Acoustic Research at AdBK Nuremberg from 2017 to 2021.