Jana Honegger

Jana° likes to stretch the boundaries of our expectations.

She enjoys bringing together differing social elements using art as the media or prompt.

Jana° applies social synthesis in art to include the audience into the process.


Honegger ist sehr aktiv in verschiedenen Kunst und Hacker Organisationen. Sie organisiert häufig Anlässe die eine kritische Auseinandersetzung mit neuen Medien fördern (zB. Panel Diskussion, Dr. Marc Dussellier, 10 Jahre SGMK, Medienkunst&Politik, – ein Internet Yami-Ichi, Internet Flohmarkt, für Sabine Himmelsbach HeK, Basel, oder ein Workshop zu erweiterten digitalen Infrastrukturen für Dr. Doris Gassert, Fotomuseum Winterthur).
Fotografie begleitet Jana Honegger seit ihrer Kindheit. Die technische Infrastruktur hierzu hat sich laufend stark verändert, die neuen Technologien faszinieren sie ebenso wie früher die Dunkelkammer. Digitale Filter und Softwares wie Photoshop gehören zu ihrem natürlichen Vokabular, wie auch die traditionellen Regeln der Fotografie.
Ihre Arbeit in W3rkH0f media arts spezialisiert sich auf mit eigene Software um ihre einzigartigen Bildcollagen zu generieren. Schichten von bis zu 16 simultanen HD Fotos, zum Teil mit Videoaufnahmen verflochten. Seit Arthur Honegger’s Pacific 231 arbeiten Künstler daran Ton und Bild zu einem verschmolzenen Werk zu vermählen. Jana Honegger arbeitet an dieser Ambition mit ihren Bildauswahlen, Blend Modes, MIDI Kanalauswahlen und Animationseinstellungen in Erweiterung von Kent Clellands musikalischen Kompositionen.
An live performances navigiert sie ihren Video Synthesizer  oder greift zum Mikrofon um mit ihrer Stimmkunst Live Sampling zu ermöglichen.



The HeK (House of electronic arts) asked jana° to organise the first ever Swiss Internet Yami-Ichi, an invention of the artists collective IDPW from Japan,  which took place in April 2017. There is a report of this event in a blog entry –> here.











30 July 2016, SGMK 10 year festival in Zurich. Jana° organised and hosted a podiums discussion about art, technology and politics. Where are the cross overs, where are the limitations.

On introduction a short video clip showing images and sound samples of a Syrian refugee and her journey into Switzerland. Images that are seen every day as news reports can be filtered and altered to make otherwise gut wrenching scenes more bearable, allowing the viewer to digest and process the content. Art can assist politics. How do politics affect art?

Panel discussion: technology, politics and art. at SGMK festival, l to r: Jana Honegger – municipal councillor, refugees dept., CH Walter van Holst – international netpolitics lawyer, NL Urban Sand – Alternative Schule Zürich, CH David Herzog CCC ZH – CH Norbert Bollow – netpolitics lawyer Digitale Gesellschaft D Yashas Shetty – Hackteria Bangalore INDIA/D Shusha Niederberger – HEK Basel, CH
Voice: Dhuhuk Al Kharraz, a Syrian refugee, 25 year old mother of 3, describes fleeing to Switzerland

Ansprache an den Museumsverein Schaffhausen:

(in Swiss German)
As the Schaffhauser Museums Society came to hold their general convention in Neunkirch May 2016, Jana° held her welcoming speech as incumbent cultural minister via video projection for the bemused audience, as she had a prior engagement in the municipal council she could not miss.


jana° enjoyed formal art education at the following two institutions:

F+F school of media arts, Zurich, Switzerland
Freie Kunstschule E.V. “Zuckerfabrik”, Stuttgart, Germany

jana° is a member of the board at:

Swiss Mechatronic Art Society
ZeTeCo (outdoor camp for computer fans)
Verein Kulturgschicht Nüchilch

jana° is a member of:

Dock18 (institute for media cultures)  and  Hackerspace ‘Odenwilusenz’ Beringen

Find out about her latest hardware hacking on https://hackaday.io/w3rkjana

More about jana° at:   janahonegger.ch


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