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Sebastian Buerkner

Sebastian Buerkner

area: Experimental Film, Digital Art

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Experimental Film, Digital Art


London (GBR)

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April 2016 - May 2016

Sebastian Buerkner (born in Berlin, Germany) lives and works in London. He completed an MA at Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2002 and was awarded their Fellowship Residency in 2003. From 2004, his art practice has shifted primarily to animation.
Recent solo shows include Kunsthaus im KunstkulturQuartier Nuremberg, Germany; Tramway, Glasgow; Sketch, London; The Showroom Gallery, London; Whitechapel Project Space; London and LUX at Lounge Gallery, London; Art on the Underground, Screen at Canary Wharf, London. He has also participated in group shows and screenings at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, London; Tate Liverpool; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Barbican, Whitechapel Gallery, South London Gallery, London and Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna. His film Purple Grey (2006) was broadcast as part of AnimateTV on Channel 4. His recent film The Chimera of M. won the Tiger Award for at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, and was also was shortlisted for the European Film Awards.

Solo Shows
“Zur Zeit Der Anderen” Choi & Lager Gallery, Cologne Germany
“The Chimera of M.” RH Contemporary, New York, USA
“The Chimera of M.” Tynside Gallery, Newcastle
Kunsthaus im KunstkulturQuartier Nuremberg, Germany
“The Adverts” Art on the Underground, Screen at Canary Wharf, London Phoenix Art Centre, Leicester
“SUSY And Destiny” Sketch, London
“Album Matter” Sound And Music, London
“Glove“ Tramway, Glasgow
“Empire Stencil“ Nassauischer Kunstverein, Wiesbaden
“Spectograph“ at online
“Emotion Machine“ at the Showroom Galley, London
“Turf Waltz“ at Whitchapel Project Space, London

Grand Prix, at 25FPS, Zagreb
Honoray Mention  Ars Electronica 2014
Tiger Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Short Film Nomination for the European Film Awards 2014
Shortlisted for Jarman Award 2014

since 2007
Visiting Lecturer or Tutor at several institutions
among them :Goldsmiths College, London College of Communication, Soutbank Universiy, Royal College, University of Westminster, UCA Canterbury

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Sebastian Buerkner


This residency will continue my personal research and practical investigation into syntax and structure of filmic representation and its subversion. From my recent focus on stereoscopy here I would like to experiment with sculptural projection situation which will have 3D content projected onto them.
I am interested in the resulting cancellation, contradiction or hyper amplification of spatial attributes by mixing actual and virtual space.

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