ARTIST LECTURE: Silence of Alarms

By Svenja Schüffler
12.01.2018 Kunstverein Tiergarten
“Dark, liquid” Vom Wissen und Nicht-Wissen des Meeres

In 2004 the Boxing Day tsunami took hundreds of thousands of lives. In answer, the German Indonesian Tsunami Early Warning System was established, as an attempt to reduce the risk of tsunamis along the cost of Indonesian. But these instruments to reduce risk such as risk assessment and  management can become itself a source of risk, and therefore part of the problem. Continue reading “ARTIST LECTURE: Silence of Alarms”


With Svenja Schüffler, Anne Schreiber, Gregor Kanitz
Jan 12th 2018

Finnissage dark, liquid Galerie Nord/Kunstverein Tiergarten, Berlin

From 2017-12-08 until 2018-01-13 the exhibition “dark, liquid”, curated by Julia Heunemann, took place at the Galerie Nord/Kunstverein Tiergarten.

Roger Wardin, Angela Glajcar, Jenny Michel, Reiner Maria Matysik, Gregor Peschko and Rona Lee presented art works questioning the knowledge of the sea. The spectator is confronted with sculptures, oceanographic records, movies, paintings, drawings, sounds and even a deepwater exploration vessel, which all show the ocean as a deeply aesthetic space, that delivers access only through practises, media and technical objects.

The IUK was invited to be part of the finissage and gave two presentations, summed up by a talk with Burkhardt Wolf, Visiting Professor at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

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ART PROJECT: Laplace Daemon and WikiDaemon

By Svenja Schüffler

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 experimental reasons. In the tradition of a collaborative library, WikiDaemon will provide access and participation to anyone, while at the same time it focuses specifically on the prospection of unintended side effects, uncertainties and risks, that we map out to forecast our future disasters. This experimental platform aims to encourage “anticipating the consequences of human action or events and evaluating the desirability and moral quality of consequences”. (Renn, O. & Klinke, A., 2012): Space Matters! Impacts for Risk Governance. In: The Spational Dimensions of Risk, Müller-Mahn. D., p.1. Project by Svenja Schüffler