Svenja Schüffler´s projects are engaged in human-earth-science related topics and uncertain knowledge.

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Artist Statement

Svenja Schüffler´s projects are engaged in human-earth-science related topics, uncertain knowledge and transfer to the public and decision makers in contexts of art. http://www.anthropocene-curriculum.org/pages/root/participants/svenja-sch-ffler/

Important sources (literature, research, projects etc.) of inspiration are denoted/quoted.

 

 

Future

2018

  • JAN 12TH 2018
    Galerie Nord | Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin
    Exhibition: dark, liquid. Vom Wissen und Nicht-Wissen über das Meer
    Beitrag: Institute for Uncertain Knowledge IUK, Svenja Schüffler, Anne Schreiber, Gregor Kanitz

Current

Past

2017

  • OCTOBER 16TH 2017
    DresdnerBusinessTalk – Svenja Schüffler, Volker Kreidler, Studio Gampé, Moderation: Anne Schreiber – BrockmannundKnoedler (+ Tickets), An der Frauenkirche 1, 01067 Dresden
  • Cancelled for organizational reasons –Long Night of the Sciences 2017, 24. June, German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ Potsdam, Helmert Haus/Library.
  • GROUP EXHIBITION Muscle Memory, Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, March 31th – June 11th 2017
  • ART FAIR – paper positions April 27th – May 13th 2017, Kunsthandel Ralph R. Haugwitz

2016/ 2017

  • Lecture: An Experiment on a Bird by Anne Schreiber during exhibtion of Svenja Schüffler at Galerie Gerken, 14.01.2017, Linienstraße 217, 10119 Berlin- Mitte
  • Artist Talk: Svenja Schüffler & Johanna Becker, 07.01.2017 at Galerie Gerken, Linienstraße 217, 10119 Berlin- Mitte
  • Galerie Gerken, Exhibition opening 9. December 2016, 09.12.2016 – 19.01.2017, Linienstraße 217, 10119 Berlin – Mitte, An Experiment on a Bird/ Anthropomorpha – with Johanna K Becker
  • Anthropocene Curriculum I Campus: The Technosphere Issue, HKW, Berlin
  • BrockmannundKnoedler, Dresden, Introduction and guided tour Thekla Mellau, art historian
  • Founding of GROUND e.V. art association, Berlin
  • Founding of Institue for Uncertain Knowledge e.V., Berlin

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

Publications 

Catalogs

Grants/ Awards/ Selections

Theater Projection

2011

  • WIR ENTERN! Eine performative Berichterstattungsshow, Sendesaal Bremen

2010

2009

Film

2011

 

 

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INTRODUCTION: How to manage the Apocalypse?

INTRODUCTION: How to manage the Apocalypse?

Essay (DE): How to manage the Apocalypse?  An Essay about drawings and collages of a management without end, and finally about an insurance concept, – a kind of school of early warning that cautions the end of...
Control Room (Kontrollraum)

Control Room (Kontrollraum)

CONTROL ROOM (School) stiftet, dazu an neue Institutionen und Konzepte der Vorsicht zu entwickeln und rechtlich einzufordern, das heißt des Nicht-Tuns und des präventiven Unterlassens. Durch das Verschalten, Übertragen, Umwandeln, Zusammenfügen...
Maculata ‘1 (Befleckt)

Maculata ‘1 (Befleckt)

“..Really hyenic is not the hyena. Solely hyenic is the practice of contamination of her miraculous and enigmatic form, which apparently stimulates so strongly the Imagination. The enduring defamation, her defaming representation, is itself...
Divine Managers ‘1 (Herrliche Manager)

Divine Managers ‘1 (Herrliche Manager)

“Distinguished is the visage of the manager. A glorious reflexion of the accomplished effectiveness and efficiency in the management of the underground, and of the execution of the hidden duties…” “…Herausragend ist...
Essay (pdf): How to manage the Apocalypse?

Essay (pdf): How to manage the Apocalypse?

Essay (DE): – Ein Essay über Zeichnungen und Collagen zum Management ohne Ende, und letztendlich über den Entwurf einer Versicherung, – eine Art Schule der Frühwarnung vom Ende aller Versicherung.
Pitch Bird ‘2 (Pechvogel)

Pitch Bird ‘2 (Pechvogel)

First Chapter Essay (English): Pitch Bird “An unusually embellished representation of a flanged pipe can be seen. The pipe is part of a borehole closure (christmas tree) of an underground oil reservoir,...
Divine Managers ‘2 (Herrliche Manager)

Divine Managers ‘2 (Herrliche Manager)

“Distinguished is the visage of the manager. A glorious reflexion of the accomplished effectiveness and efficiency in the management of the underground, and of the execution of the hidden duties…” “…Herausragend ist...
Maculata ‘2 (Befleckt)

Maculata ‘2 (Befleckt)

“..Really hyenic is not the hyena. Solely hyenic is the practice of contamination of her miraculous and enigmatic form, which apparently stimulates so strongly the Imagination. The enduring defamation, her defaming representation, is itself...
Divine Managers ‘3 (Herrliche Manager)

Divine Managers ‘3 (Herrliche Manager)

“Distinguished is the visage of the manager. A glorious reflexion of the accomplished effectiveness and efficiency in the management of the underground, and of the execution of the hidden duties…” “…Herausragend ist...
WikiDaemon

WikiDaemon

WikiDaemon is one kind of a tool with whom we prepare for the unforeseen. The tool is being created as a free online and nonprofit platform. This platform is an art-science initiative created and designed for...
INTRODUCTION: An Experiment on a Bird

INTRODUCTION: An Experiment on a Bird

Before the Kakadu (Cockatoo) might be killed in an earthquake experiment by concrete slabs, according to the probability distribution, he still has something to say. The bird is not only exposed to the seismic...
An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (Miniatur)

An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump (Miniatur)

An experiment on a bird in the air pump (miniature, prototype), chalk pastels on paper, 22,5cm x 17cm, 2016. The drawing by Svenja Schüffler is a miniature that mimics the original painting. Photograph: ©...
Institute for Uncertain Knowledge

Institute for Uncertain Knowledge

Check this site: http://www.institute-for-uncertain-knowledge.org/ The Institute for Uncertain Knowledge IUK Berlin is a non-profit undertaking that approaches the phenomenon of “Uncertain Knowledge“ in science and society from an artistic angle,...
Silver Crested

Silver Crested

Bousai Zukin (Earthquake Protection Hood, Japan), steel, 2016
Is Concrete modern?

Is Concrete modern?

While concrete has the appearance of an advanced technology, based upon theoretical understanding of stresses and chemistry of cements, knowledge held by trained experts, reinforced concrete is also at the same...
To issue an Instruction

To issue an Instruction

Video objects, 2016   “A countdown, is a time sequence of backward counting, to indicate and speak out loud the critical time remaining before an anxiously anticipated event occurs. The...
Real World Data

Real World Data

Print on paper, folded paper, object 90cm x 1000cm (10m), 2014 Real worl data (scientific definition of data collected in real world) – seismic data from the earthquake catalog, United States Geological...
Earthquake Animation

Earthquake Animation

This multi-media setup is emphasizing the complexity of earthly activity by animating and transforming 10.000 historic earthquakes (on the basis of the earthquake catalogs of Turkey) into sound, motion and...
INTRODUCTION: The Moment of the theoretical Alert

INTRODUCTION: The Moment of the theoretical Alert

The project aims to design and critically reflect an Earthquake Early Warning Assistant of the near future. It experiments with scenarios of human-machine interaction via a series of multi-media performances...

Testing for ontological Error

“Science is rooted in the concept that a model can be tested against observations and rejected when necessary. However, the problem of model testing becomes formidable when we consider the...
INTRODUCTION: Anthropomorpha

INTRODUCTION: Anthropomorpha

Anthropomorpha that is the link for questioning the mechanisms that produce and determine the human. The term Anthropomorpha (human-like) emanates from a defunct taxon that Carl von Linné (founder of the modern...
(Apo)tropaion (1)

(Apo)tropaion (1)

Looking at apes or its imagery to some extent seems like looking in a mirror. It is the experience of seeing too many similarites and differences embodied at the same...
(Apo)tropaion 2

(Apo)tropaion 2

Every piece, every line, every slit a presence that repels and surrounds his absence.  
Defunct Taxon

Defunct Taxon

Chalk pastels on paper, pencil (sketch line), 2011 200cm x 152cm / framed, timber – red alder (more views available upon request)
2969 (First Count)

2969 (First Count)

2969 paper abstractions of band-aids, pencil, couch 180cm x 80cm x 110cm, 2012
(Authorship and Love)

(Authorship and Love)

Etching needle, darning needle, embossing pen, scalpel, blade, scissor, paper abstractions of band-aids, pencil, adhesive, glas showcase 40cm x 26cm x 10cm, 2013
(Apo)tropaion 3

(Apo)tropaion 3

Chalk pastels on paper, adhesive, paper abstractions of band-aids, pencil (sketch line), paper mounted on aluminium dibond/3mm 80cm x 100cm x 3cm / frame 86cm x 106cm x 6,5cm /...
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Chalk pastels on paper, pencil (sketch line), 2011 152cm x 200cm / framed, timber – red alder
Infinitisation of Production

Infinitisation of Production

Function of passion/unfulfillment: (Apo)tropaion (#1, #2, #3, #4,… n )   Dynamogram [#1 (animation 1, a2, a3, a4,… m) , #2(am), #3(am), #4(am),… k]
Untitled (Dynamograms)

Untitled (Dynamograms)

Chalk pastels on paper, pencil (sketch line), paper mounted on aluminium dibond/2mm. (6x) 30cm x 50cm / frame 34,5cm x 55cm x 4cm / timber – red alder / non...
(Apo)tropaion (4-6)

(Apo)tropaion (4-6)

Chalk pastels on paper, pencil (sketch line) 60cm x 90cm / framed, timber – white glazed maple, 2013
Five Eyes (Moth)

Five Eyes (Moth)

Chalk pastels on paper, cutout, 30 x 30cm, oak, MIROGARD, 2016
Five Eyes

Five Eyes

Being able to shift. Hairy, unreadable, squatting in the blind.

Anthropotechnics

Cold cathode lamp, ventilator, aluminium plate, bench with white tiles and anthracite joints (own production), terrarium, paper, wire, petri dish, brocken mirror, coloured contact lenses, false single eyelashes, eyelash curler/-brush, saline solution,...
Dust Shapes ..

Dust Shapes ..

Some chalk pastels contain such a small amount of binder that they only just cohere. At the slightest touch with the paper, the pastels immediately disintegrate into its dusty pigments.
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