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.

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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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An Experiment on a Bird

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

An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump

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: ©...
Silver Crested

Silver Crested

Bousai Zukin (Earthquake Protection Hood, Japan), steel, 2016
Institute for Uncertain Knowledge

Institute for Uncertain Knowledge

The Institute for Uncertain Knowledge IUK Berlin is a non-profit organization producing knowledge on uncertain futures. We investigate the cultural codes of soon-to-be risks, the images of remote futures in...
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...
The Moment of the theoret. Alert

The Moment of the theoret. 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...
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...
Anthropomorpha

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)

2012 Chalk pastels on paper, adhesive, ~50.000 paper abstractions of band-aids, pencil (sketch line), paper mounted on aluminium dibond/4mm.  Frame 120cm x 225cm x 9,6cm / timber – red alder /...
(Apo)tropaion 2

(Apo)tropaion 2

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 /...
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
Five Eyes (Moth)

Five Eyes (Moth)

Chalk pastels on paper, cutout, 30 x 30cm, oak, MIROGARD, 2016
(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 /...
Press

Press

Review & Anouncement The Muscle Memory Museumsportal Berlin, 2017 Dislocations – Johanna K Becker | Svenja Schüffler   Jitter – Magazin für Kunst & Visuelle Kultur, 2017 Ein Einblick in die künstlerische Welt von...
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Chalk pastels on paper, pencil (sketch line), 2011 152cm x 200cm / framed, timber – red alder
Dynamograms

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
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.

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...
Anthropotechnics

Anthropotechnics

The works are installing a single (complex) thought or aspect, originated as a byproduct of other works. These thoughts focus on the generally being medial (as a form of animation or enliving...

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]
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...
Anthropotechnics

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,...
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...

Pending

Chalk pastels on paper, pencil (sketch line), 2012 Figure hights between 6cm and 9cm 15cm x 20cm 20cm x 15cm
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