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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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 (Miniature)

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

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

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...
(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 /...
Five Eyes (Moth)

Five Eyes (Moth)

Chalk pastels on paper, cutout, 30 x 30cm, oak, MIROGARD, 2016
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.
The Moment of the theoretical Alert

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...
Anthropomorpha (Human-like)

Anthropomorpha (Human-like)

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...
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...
(Apo)tropaion (1)

(Apo)tropaion (1)

Chalk pastels on paper, adhesive, ~50.000 paper abstractions of band-aids, pencil (sketch line), paper mounted on aluminium dibond/4mm 110cm x 215cm x 4cm / frame 120cm x 225cm x 9,6cm /...
(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 /...
Defunct Taxon

Defunct Taxon

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

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...
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...
2969 (First Count)

2969 (First Count)

2969 paper abstractions of band-aids, pencil, couch 180cm x 80cm x 110cm, 2012
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Chalk pastels on paper, pencil (sketch line), 2011 152cm x 200cm / framed, timber – red alder
(Apo)tropaion (4-6)

(Apo)tropaion (4-6)

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

Pending

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

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]
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,...
Silver Crested

Silver Crested

Bousai Zukin (Earthquake Protection Hood, Japan), steel, 2016
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...
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