[ISEA2018] Artist Statement: Sandra Kühne — AiL film program: Into the Blue; Soft and Solid

Artist Statement

Art, Science & Us sub-programme

Focusing on the Red Sea coral reefs during her artists-in-labs residency at the Integrated Ocean Processes Research Group at the Red Sea Research Center, she looked for ways to show  themes of interaction, balance and symbiosis through her art.

  • Sandra Kühne is inspired by cartography and language which describe relations and interdependence between body and space. In her drawings, cut-outs and installations, which mainly consist of paper, Kühne translates two-dimensionality into three-dimensionality. During her residency at KAUST, Kühne created works related to Oceanography. She transformed her observations, scientific knowledge and information into aesthetic works with paper, lines, (deep sea) water, ink and ropes. Her experimental arrangements show overlaps and gaps, the precision of grids and the poetics of uncertainty. Kühne holds an MA Fine Arts from Zurich University of the Arts and an MA in Art Education from Lucerne University. She currently lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland.

Supported by artistsinlabs.ch/en