Selected Radio & Audio Works
"The Path of a Two-Way Movement," commissioned by MÆKUR, Bergen, Norway, 2020
"Transmission Ritual (Strange Radio Episode 1)," Tbilisi Architecture Biennial, Georgia, 2020
"Archive of Future Signals," Wave Farm, NY, 2020
"Signals and Connections: Archival Processes," a collaboration with Maia Urstad for Bergen Kunsthall, Norway, 2020
“Sketchpad,” biweekly radio show on WMCB 107.9 FM in Greenfield, MA, 2018-2020
“The Psyche & Cupid Radio Hour,” with Dilşa Perinçek, simultaneous broadcast on Sketchpad and Radiophrenia, Glasgow, Scotland, 2019; expanded for Kone Foundation Harvest Party, Finland, 2019, and for Rummur Radio, Bergen, Norway, 2020
“Covenant of the Tongue” + “Zirkus,” Kunstradio, Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), Austria, 2018
“You Will Not See Me Die,” with Wendy Call, Earshot, Australian Broadcast Corporation, 2017
“Seaweed,” Right Ear Dominant, Earlid, curated by Joan Schuman, 2017
“Strange Radio, Episodes 1-5,” Orange 94.0 FM, Vienna, Austria, 2016
“Swimming in Butterflies,” Soundproof, Australian Broadcast Corporation, 2016
“She Stops Watches,” Carte Blanche, Montreal, 2016
“Laws of Lost and Found Objects,” Earshot, Australian Broadcast Corporation, 2015. Winner of 2016 Grand Prix Marulić
“Resonance 1 & 2,” Deep Listening Festival, Troy, NY, 2014
Selected Exhibitions, Sound Installations & Performances
"Who are you SkottegatenFM?" Bergen Senter for Elektronisk Kunst (BEK) street party, 2021
"SkottegatenFM," Resonating Nordnes, Borealis Festival for Experimental Sound, 2021
“Strange Radio, Live! Listening to the Deep Connection: A Lecture-Performance-Transmission,” ArtNow Visiting Artist, Monmouth University, NJ, 2019
“Strange Radio: Live!” sound installation performance, Radical Interconnectedness Fest, Turners Falls, MA, 2019
“Haus, part 2, Zirkus,” 8-channel sound installation with artistic contributions from Reni Hofmüller, Benjy Fox-Rosen, Elisabeth
Kelvin and der Sprechchor directed by Bruno Pisek, Tonspur Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria, 2018; Maribor, Slovenia, 2019
“A Chance Event,” 8-channel sound installation with Yvette Janine Jackson, Bojana Knežević, and Katarina Petrović, Tonspur Passage, Maribor, Slovenia, Computer Art Festival WFMR, 2018
“Tonspur 76_Expanded: Karen Werner’s HAUS, Plus A Group Of Works Circling About Holocaust Postmemory And The Stranger,” curated by Georg Weckwerth, Projectroom MAG3, Vienna, Austria, 2018
“Haus, Part 1, Covenant of the Tongue,” 8-channel sound installation, Tonspur Kunstverein Wien, Vienna, Austria, December 2017-February 2018
Featured artist on Earlid, online radio and audio arts platform curated by Joan Schuman: October-December 2018
WMTQ pop-up radio, collaborative narrowcast from cupola of the Montague Bookmill, Montague, MA, 2017
Featured Radio Artist, Radio Art 106 FM, produced and curated by Meira Asher, Haifa, Israel, Dec. 25, 2016 + Jan. 1, 2017
“Laws of Lost and Found Objects,” Soundings: Protest| Politics| Dissent, Power Plant Gallery, Duke University, NC, 2017
“Jetzt Höre Ich/ Now I Hear,” radio piece for Live Art Magazine, Northampton, MA, 2016
Selected PublicationsWerner, K. (forthcoming) Who are you SkottegatenFM? Artistic Research Publication, KMD, Bergen, Norway.
Shoemaker, D. & Werner, K. (2020). Listening and becoming through sound: audio autoethnographic collaboration as critical communication pedagogy. With accompanying audio piece, “What is Collaboration?” Review of Communication: Special Issue on (Re)sounding Pedagogies, 20(4), 355-366.
Werner, K. & Kayatekin, S. (2020) Imagining Loss. Rethinking Marxism, 32:1, 88-107.
Werner, K. (2019). Covenant of the Tongue. [In]Transition, Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies, Special Double Issue on Audiography, Guest Editors Neil Verma and Jacob Smith, 6.2.
Werner, K. (2019). In Praise, In Praise of the Radio Autoethnography: A Radio Collage, Qualitative Inquiry, 25(6), 561-562.
Werner, K. (2017). Autoethnography as a Way of Being (Radiophonic). International Review of Qualitative Research, 10(1), 97-100.
Gansworth, L. & Werner, K. (2016). First Medicine: Stories of Water & Now. Rethinking Marxism: Special Issue on Marxism and Spirituality, 28(3), 385-396.
Werner, K. (2015). Performing Economies of Care in a New England Time Bank and Buddhist Community. In G. Roelvink, K. St. Martin, & J.K. Gibson-Graham (Eds.), Making Other Worlds Possible: Performing Diverse Economies (pp. 72-97). Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
Werner, K. (2007). Understanding and Reclaiming Money Creation: Our Experiences Creating the North Quabbin Time Bank. In J. Allard, C. Davidson, and J. Matthaei (Eds.), Solidarity Economy: Building Alternatives for People and Planet (pp.139-154). Chicago: Change Maker Publications.
Selected Talks & Presentations“Strange Radio as Method,” Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Amherst College, Amherst, MA, 2019
“Working Collaboratively,” with Deanna Shoemaker, Autoethnography Special Interest Group, International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, 2018.
“Ghost’s Radio: Art, Research, Possibilities," Spaces Beyond: Parallax Forum Network, Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland, 2017
“Sounding Autoethnographic Performance: Radio, Song and Digital Audio as Inquiry,” co-organizer of panel and presenter, “Strange Radio: Radiophonic Space and Performance Autoethnography,” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, 2017
“Audio Ethnography: Art and Politics of Knowledge Production,” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois,, 2015
“Telling Sound Stories,” invited presenter for Smith College seminar organized by Dr. Julio Alves, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
“Audio Hearth,” co-founder with Tina Antolini & co-organizer with Andrew Leland; free audio listening events with guest curators, 2013-2020
Selected Courses Taught"re-radio: Radio Art's Evocations," Faculty for Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, Norway, 2021
“Making the Word Incarnate, the Body a Text” (BFA in Socially Engaged Art course), Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, 2019
“Radio Art: Listening to the Deep Connection” (BFA in Socially Engaged Art course), Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, 2018
“Poetics and Politics of Nonfiction Audio Storytelling,” Hampshire College, Amherst, MA, 2016
“True Stories: Adventures in Nonfiction Storytelling, " Goddard College, Plainfield, VT, 2015
Selected Workshop TeachingRadiophonic Quilt, Wave Farm, NY; Monmouth University, NJ, 2019
Radio Audity! Media Lab, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, 2019
Radio Autoethnography, Phd-in-Practice Program, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Vienna, Austria 2018
Radio Autoethnography, Universität für Angewandte Kunst Wien, for Ricarda Denzer’s seminar “Horvergessen," 2018 & 2019
Visiting Artist, Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice, Poland, Ghosts' Radio 2017 & 2018
“Politics of Storytelling,” Megapolis, Philadelphia, PA; HearSay Audio Arts Festival, Kilfinane, Ireland; Prix Bohemia Radio Festival, Olomouc, Czech Republic, 2017-2018
“Audio Autoethnography,” International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, 2016
Art Reviews & Interviews
“Strange Radio Elicits Deep Listening,” by Trish Crapo, Montague Reporter, March 27, 2019
“Strange Radio, Radical Interconnectedness,” Interview with Monte Belmonte, 93.9 FM The River, April 2019
“Zapotec Language and the Language of Radio,” Interview on InContrast: A Podcast on Culture in the Making with Ilan Stavans, New England Public Radio (NEPR), February 12, 2018
“Undulating Fabric of Time” and “Haunting: A Conversation with Karen Werner,” by Joan Schuman, Earlid, Fall 2018
“Listening to the Deep Connection, KW Interview with Frank Jodicke,” Skug MusikKulture, February 2018
Also appears in German in DAVID: Judische KultureZeitschrift, December 2018
Grants, Awards & HonorsArt Residencies:
Venø Gård Kunst, Venøya, Norway, 2021
Bergen Senter for Elektronisk Kunst (BEK), Bergen, Norway, 2021
Monson Arts Center, Monson, ME, USA, 2019
Elektronmusikstudion with Yvette Janine Jackson, Stockholm,
Kone Foundation’s Saari Residence, Mynämäki, Finland, 2019
Mobile Art Lab Residency, Academy of Fine Arts, Katowice,
MuseumsQuartier, Tonspur Kunstverein Wien, Austria, 2017
studio das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria, 2016
Vermont Studio Center, Hemera Foundation, USA, 2014
Bergen Kommune Electronic Arts and Empty Storefront Grants (with William Kudahl) for Bergen Community FM Radio, 2021
Meltzer Fund Award for Radio, Resonance and Song, University of Bergen, Norway, 2021
Artistic Research Fellowship, Faculty for Art, Music and Design, University of Bergen, Norway, 2020-2024
Inauguaral Radio Art Fellowship, Wave Farm, Hudson, NY 2019-2020
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture Fellowship, 2019-2020 + 2017-2018
Grand Prix Marulić for Radio Documentary, “Laws of Lost and Found Objects,” 2016
Alternate • Fulbright Core Scholar (Faculty) Fellowship, Cork, Ireland, 2015-2016
Hemera Foundation Tending Space Fellow, 2014-2016
Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant for Audio Production, 2014+ 2019
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology • Brandeis University, MA
Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology • Brandeis University, MA
Masters of Education • Harvard University, MA
Bachelor of Arts in Semiotics & Anthropology • Brown University, RI
With thanks to mentors, advisors and teachers: Shulamit Reinharz, Julie Graham, Eve Marko, Sherre DeLys and others.