Janis Schroeder is an artist and researcher working with video, photography, artist books and essays. His research and artistic practice is about the influence and language of image montage. He uses the video essay as a niche form of knowledge production and representation to take a critical view on the power relations within these images. In an ecosophical approach, he works on media archaeology and anthropogenic impact through manmade urban environments. After earning his BA in Visual Arts (Writing) from the Geneva University of Art and Design/HEAD, he completed an MA in Critical, Curatorial, Cross-Cultural and Cybermedia Studies (CCC) in 2013. He is currently a tutor in electronic media with the research-based master programme CCC at HEAD, presenting seminars on Situated Art Practices and co-coordinating the programme’s reading group in collaboration with his colleague Cécile Boss. He contributes to the research project The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva (TAAG), directed by Professor Gene Ray.