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Technical assistants are right now evident for our western daily life, so they become “Everydays”. This deep intervention in our lives mostly covered is changing our aesthetic view on our self, arts, and society. Since the industrial revolution, the aesthetic change is so enormous that the difference to the change from the first “online” device isn´t evident. There are just new, smoother surfaces (hard- and software) faster math and a social communication witch is very new for our system. But, the way of producing images, writing text, making music is pretty much the same then before.

 

If you remove the planned profit of a machine, you get an artificial, kinetic object, a diverse extension of the human mind. I like to build up a kind of a freedom for objects, machines and software, all daily assistance, to find their own aesthetical view on the world. They become artificial performer, autonomous objects within the limits of their resources. A knitting machine is not able to do more than knitting, but if this machine is constantly knitting white noise this machine is becoming an image generator, and it becomes time-based. Same for an walking-frame, driven by itself, exploring the world without human “help”. Maybe our daily life changes when those assistants become more autonomous. However, what if they don´t want to assist any more but like to see the world, get experience by them self. What to do with an elevator, constantly getting up and down without passengers?

Altogether, my intention to find freedom for everyday objects and lost techniques as well as new targets of memories get together in autonomous objects. Those artificial performers are results out of long researches about particular machines and a bunch of technical proof of concepts (sketches, models, collages, try and error experiments) but at the end very discreet.


Vita

 

Born 1985 in Sindelfingen (D) Fabian Kühfuß lives in Stuttgart (D). He finished his academic studies of visual art in the time- and computerbased art class by Ulrich Wegenast at the Free Art Academy Baden-Württemberg in 2011.

From 2011 ongoing he work as a freelancer media artist. 2012 Kühfuß got a project grant by the Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung. 2014 "Hillarious dialog with ALICE" won the Media in Space Category at the 27th Stuttgarter Filmwinter. In 2015 Kühfuß got a studio grant from the City of Stuttgart, witch will least until 2019.

From 2012 till today Kühfuß gives lectures for the new Media Class at the FKN. In 2015 he takeover the leaership for the Calss from Ulrich Wegenast. 2013 Kühfuß did a Shortfilm Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe, togehter with Thomas Ch. Weber and Frieder Schlaich. In 2015 he did Workshops for the Internatinal Festival of animated Film Stuttgart and a one Week crash cours at the LUS in Leinfelden.

 

Since 2009 Kühfuß is also working as a freelancer for international Filmfestivals and New Media Events like Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, Stage On Screen - Screen On Stage, Wie Frei bist du?, Distribute!, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, plattform:[no Budget], Performance Electrics and more.

 

Member of Künstlerbund Baden-Württemberg e.V.

 

 


Exhibitions (selection):

(G) "10 Jahr Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung - Kunst ist schön... die dritte"

      U14 Halle 14 Spinnerei, Leipzig, 2017

 

(G) "10 Jahr Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung - Kunst ist schön... die zweite"

      Forum Kunst, Rottweil, 2017

 

(G) "10 Jahr Karin-Abt-Straubinger-Stiftung - Kunst ist schön und macht freude"

      Galerie Abtart, Stuttgart, 2017

 

(G|F) "30. EMAF - Push"

        Kunsthalle, Osnabrück, 2017

 

(G|F) "33. Kassler Dokfest - Monitoring"

         Kulturbahnhof Südflüge, Kassel, 2016

 

(G|F) "Ars Electronica - LabOratorium"

          Postcity, Linz, 2016

 

(E) "The Concrete Turn"

       Galerie in der Fabrik, Nürtingen, 2016

 

(G) "STILL, STILL, STILL, jeder wie er will..."

       Galerie Merkle, Stuttgart, 2015

 

(F) "B-Seite"

      Zeitraumexit, Mannheim, 2015

 

(F) “10th Athens Video Art Festival”,

      Athens, 2014

 

(E) "Maschinen für Sonderkulturen", Eine Analepse Magnetelektrischer Kraftmaschinen

       Kill-Galerie, Fellbach, 2014

 

(F) "What happend to the Underground - 27. Stuttgarter Filmwinter"

       Kulturniederlassung Südwest, Stuttgart, 2014

 

(E) "FKX at the UoT"

       University of Toronto, Toronto, 2013

 

(G) "Trial & Error"

      Shedhalle Tübingen, Tübingen, 2013

 

(G) "Accrochage - Kleines Format"

       Galerie Merkle, Stuttgart, 2013

 

(S|G) "Video als Raum, Objekt und Aktion"

          Fluctuating Images, Stuttgart, 2008

          Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, 2008

 

(S): Screening

(F): Festival
(G): Group Exhibition
(E): Single Show

 

 


Grants / Awards:

 

- 2012/13 project grand of the Karin Abt Straubinger Stiftung for Knittax v.2.

 

- 2014 Winner of the Expanded Media Competition at 27. Stuttgart Filmwinter.

 

- 2015 Studio Grant by the city of Stuttgart.

 


- Represented in the collections of SWN, Wohninvest and Galerie Merkle.

 

 


Studio


Studio Fabian Kühfuß

Moehringerstr 104

70199 Stuttgart

fabian@kuehfuss.com

www.kuehfuss.com


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