Women CineMakers, Special Edition

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Women Cinemakers meets

Jana Wisniewski Lives and works in Vienna, Austria

We are on stage everywhere, in town, in internet. We are visitor and performer. Some female dancer had fun to be on stage in front of a famous theatre in Vienna. They look at their I-Pad´s like in a mirror. The idea was, to mix the viewpoint from the I-Pad with my viewpoint with the camera.

An interview by Francis L. Quettier and Dora S. Tennant womencinemaker@berlin.com

Hello Jana and welcome to we would like to introduce you to our readers with a couple of questions regarding your background. Are there any experiences that particularly influenced you as an artist? Moreover, how does your direct the trajectory of your artistic research? I was educated at the University of Applied Arts in


Vienna, Austria, and I’ve worked in a variety of media, so videos are not the only art form I use to express my vision. As a child, I received Austrian citizenship after being stateless for several years, and this experience as foreigner had a impact on my life. Over the years, I’ve been influenced and inspired by a variety of social and technological movements. I’m impressed by small, intelligent machines so I try to understand them, and work with them, but I don’t consider myself a slave to technology. We live on a planet with plants and animals, and we can only be successful as long as