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.

  • 2017
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 line_code 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.


Jana° organised and hosted a podiums discussion about art, technology and politics for SGMK 10 year festival in Zurich, July16. Where are the cross overs, where are the limitations.

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

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? (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:

Verein W3rkH0f – (President) non-profit association for the promotion of digital arts
SGMK – Swiss Mechatronic Art Society
CCC Switzerland –  Press Team
ZeTeCooutdoor camp for computer fans
Verein Kulturgschicht Nüchilch – society for the protection of the cultural history of Neunkirch

jana° is a member of:

Digitale Gesellschaft Schweiz – non-profit org for the protection of digital rights
Dock18 institute for media culturesfemale:pressure  – international network of female, transgender and non-binary artists in the fields of electronic music and digital arts, Häcksen – network for female and female identifying hackers and  Odenwilusenz Hackerspace, Beringen.

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


More about jana° at:   janahonegger.ch

Freelance Digital Channels Consulting:   ICT.janahonegger.ch

Organ hack

Sometimes its cool to hack analog to get hold of some retro sounds. The keys…

Niederdorfer Februar

Saturday February 23rd 2019. Early afternoon. Finally a brief respite. jana° and I have spent…

Telepräsenz @ DigiGes

The Digitale Gesellschaft Schweiz held their annual Winter congress for the second time and line_code…

Data Detox in Fotomuseum Winterthur

Come and detox your phone and laptop at the upcoming workshop developed by jana°, with…

25 years Fotomuseum Winterthur

Thank you and congratulations to the team of Fotomuseum Winterthur! We enjoyed what you do…

jana° in the WOZ weekly

The activist and part time journalist Donat Kaufmann, known for his “Mir langets”(I’m fed up!)…

Ambi media incubator

The W3rkH0f hosts an annual gathering of media artists,  developers and hackers, acting as an…

Advancement Prize 2018 for line_code

We are very proud to announce that this years advancement prize of the cultural department…

The Buchla400

When Kent arrived in the Santa Clarita valley in 1994, CalArts was only just re-opening…