Reformulations of the “Natural” World: Jana Winderen’s Sound Installation The Wanderer
by Ulla Angkjær Jørgensen
In this chapter, Jørgensen addresses a tendency of fixation and quantification of nature as scientific phenomenon. Jørgensen elaborates on how the quantification of nature tends to disconnect humans from it – and with that, disconnects us from the critical ecological conditions of our planet. In examining the aesthetic reformulations of human-nature relations in the audio works of the Norwegian artist Jana Winderen, who excavates data materialities and presents these to audiences in an accessible form, Jørgensen proposes an alternative concept of nature as a quality embedded in and dependent on human perception and sense-experience.