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Jan Goldfuß (born in Germany 1980) is a visual artist, mainly working with computer-generated moving images (3D-Animation).
After his final degree in Media-Design at Bauhaus-University Weimar in 2006 he started working as a freelance digital artist, mainly in Berlin.
In 2013 he earned his final degree with distinction of post-graduate studies of Media-Art at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
2013: Final degree of Media Arts with distinction (Diplom mit Auszeichnung), Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)
since 2007: Freelance Digital Artist
2006: Final Degree (Diplom) Mediadesgin, Bauhaus-University Weimar
2000: A-Levels (Abitur) at humanist Gymnasium Fridericianum Erlangen
1980: born in Erlangen, Germany
My main goal is to explore the rather young medium of computer-generated images in a more or less self-reflexive way. So I am mostly looking for the very own characteristics of digital media, not forcing them to mimic other media (like photography for instance).
For me it is more about exploring new ways of expressions of digital media than perfecting them in a traditional way. By that I aim to extend the horizon of perception by showing images hardly seen before.
So I want to confront mankind with the undisguised world of digital media and thus evoke a consciousness for their peculiarities and distinct behavior.
As we are increasingly confronted with a flood of digital (or techno-)images and algorithms in general, which get more and more complex and start to influence or even define our lives, I try to evoke a contemplative, intimate and sensual experience with them to hopefully deliver a better understanding of their nature.
These strictly mathematical aesthetics might on the one hand be contrary and alienating to our human perspectives, on the other even reflect it and thus give a deeper insight into ourselves.
Moreover I'm looking to find ways to use abstract digital image generation methods to kind of visualize philosophical ideas dealing with media and semiotics in general.
Thus most of my work is influenced by thinkers like Gilles Deleuze, Vilém Flusser or Marshal McLuhan.
Exhibitions/ Screenings/ Publications/ Awards:
Punto Y Raya Festival 2014, Reykiavik, Iceland, Foldedolors
KHM Rundgang, Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln, Symmetrical Essence
ATTAKKALARI INDIA BIENNIAL- A Festival of Contemporary Dance and Mixed Media, India, EnTroPI
International Streaming Festival for Audio Visual Art, The Hague, EnTroPI
Goethe Institut Montreal, Canada, EnTroPI
Ottawa International Animation Festival, Canada, dust breedings
Pool 12, Berlin, EnTroPI
KHM Rundgang, Kunsthochschule für Medien, Köln, .moiré
Cultura Colectiva, feature and interview
Architekturteilchen, Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln, .moiré
European Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, EnTroPI
Art Cologne, EnTroPI
Echoraum 6, Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn, EnTroPI
Temps d'images, Tanzhaus NRW, Düsseldorf, EnToPI
EMBROSYST - visual communication e mag - issue 8, feature and interview
royo nova byob, Sao Paulo, Brasilien, dust breedings und noisedrop
Punto y Raya Festival, Reina Sophia, Madrid, dust breedings
KHM Rundgang, Academy of Media Arts Cologne, EnTroPI
Beyond Festival, 3Days of Dimensions, ZKM, Karlsruhe, "sphere-studies 1-6"
FILE Anima+, Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paulo, Brasilien, dust breedings
Ostrale 09, Festival für zeigenössische Kunst, Dresden, unter_flaechen
Milano Film Festival, Milano, Italien, anybody there
Animex, Internatinal Festival of Animation, Middlesbrough, England, anybody there
Animago Award, Cologne, winner, education - compositing - art, loops
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