Janis Polar is a visual artist and cultural worker based in Basel. His artistic productions are transdisciplinary and research-based, investigating current discourses and dominant paradigms in ecologies under anthropocentric influence. Starting from conceptual and theoretical frameworks, he works mainly with contemporary and historical cameras. The images emerging from various analogue and/or digital processes are often further explored through sculpturally thinking media installations in exhibition and performance settings, as well as in exchange with people, other artists or researchers. In addition to his artistic practice, Janis Polar has worked for major institutions such as the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Int. Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Migros Cultural Percentage and has participated in non-institutional cultural projects and interventions.