Jon Cohrs


Jon Cohrs is a media artist and sound engineer whose work uses public engagement, collaboration and site-specific experiences to address contemporary issues in pop-culture, the environment, healthcare and technology.

His studio, Bear Call Sound, focuses on storytelling and creating engaging experiences through sound. With 15 years of experience and hundreds of projects, his work explores linear, AR/VR and spatial audio environments. He has worked with artists like Rirkrit Tiravanija, Tony Conrad, Cory Arcangel, Laurie Anderson and organizations like the New York Hall of Science, the Guggenheim, and Local Projects.

Jon is also creating a data privacy platform, Chronic Data, which empowers patients to collect and monitor their medical health data through a decentralized system building a robust patient history that they control.

BACK WATER, his feature documentary about the anthropocene, follows a group who travel by canoe, exploring a strange landscape that tells the story of a civilization’s new frontier.

His work has been shown at Vision Du Reel, Ars Electronica, the Vancouver Olympics, The Total Museum Korea, Art in General, among others. He’s received grants from NYSCA, Media-Arts Assistance Fund, Mellon Grant, Experimental Televisions Center, Future-Everything and fellowships from Eyebeam, NYFA, and the Banff Centre for the Arts.


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