"Svenja Schüffler`s Work adresses Human-Earth-Science complications and the peculiarity of "Uncertain Knowledge", underpinned by the Art Project "Institute for Uncertain Knowledge IUK"

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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 on management without end, and ultimately about the drafting of insurance – a kind of school of...
Control Room (Kontrollraum)

Control Room (Kontrollraum)

CONTROL ROOM (School) encourages new institutions and concepts of caution to be developed and legally demanded, that is, to “do not” and take preventive measures. By interconnecting, transmitting, converting, assembling...
Maculata ‘1 (Befleckt)

Maculata ‘1 (Befleckt)

“.. But the hyena is not really hyenaic. Only the practice of contaminating their miraculous and enigmatic figure, which obviously excites the imagination so strongly, is hyenaic. The ongoing defamation, –...
Divine Managers ‘1 (Herrliche Manager)

Divine Managers ‘1 (Herrliche Manager)

“”..The visage of the manager is distinguished. It is a glorious reflection of the effectiveness and efficiency achieved in the management of the underground, and in the execution of the hidden duties…” “…Herausragend ist...
Essay (pdf): How to manage the Apocalypse?

Essay (pdf): How to manage the Apocalypse?

Essay (DE): – An Essay about drawings and collages on management without end, and ultimately about the drafting of insurance – a kind of school of early warning that cautions...
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)

“..The visage of the manager is distinguished. It is a glorious reflection of the effectiveness and efficiency achieved in the management of the underground, and in the execution of the hidden duties…” “…Herausragend ist...
Maculata ‘2 (Befleckt)

Maculata ‘2 (Befleckt)

“.. But the hyena is not really hyenaic. Only the practice of contaminating their miraculous and enigmatic figure, which obviously excites the imagination so strongly, is hyenaic. The ongoing defamation, –...
Divine Managers ‘3 (Herrliche Manager)

Divine Managers ‘3 (Herrliche Manager)

“..The visage of the manager is distinguished. It is a glorious reflection of the effectiveness and efficiency achieved in the management of the underground, and in 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

http://www.institute-for-uncertain-knowledge.org/ The Institute for Uncertain Knowledge IUK Berlin is an Art Project of Svenja Schüffler, acknowledging the uncertainty of knowledge. The Institute approaches the phenomenon of “Uncertain Knowledge“ in science and society...
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) originates from a defunct taxon that Carl von Linné (founder of the modern scientific...
(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. – Chalk pastels on paper, paper band-aids 100cm x 80cm, framed: timber – white glazed maple, museum glas,...
Defunct Taxon

Defunct Taxon

Chalk pastels on paper, pencil (sketch line), 2011 200cm x 152cm / framed, timber – red alder  
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
(Apo)tropaion `7

(Apo)tropaion `7

(Apo)tropaion `10  –  Chalk pastels on paper, paper band-aids Assemblage, 47 x 40cm, 2019
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

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...
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,...
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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