About

BIOGRAPHY

Kadet Kuhne is a visual and sound artist who generates synthetic stimuli as an investigation of subjectivity through systems of control and technological mediation. With a preoccupation of what constitutes consciousness, Kadet aims to prompt visceral, even pre-verbal emotional and physical responses to the invisible forces of particles and vibration that construct all matter. Taking form in video, installation, album releases, performance, interactivity, 3D printing and 2D print, Kadet’s works have been presented nationally and internationally at select venues such as the Museum of Art Lucerne, de Young Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Contemporary Art Center Villa Arson, Antimatter Film Festival, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, Krowswork, LACE Gallery, Crossroads Film Festival and Highways Performance Space and Gallery. Kadet received a Masters in Integrated Media and Music Composition in Experimental Practices from the California institute of the Arts in 2004. Based in Oakland, CA, Kadet has collaborated with Bay Area artists Mary Franck, Allison Leigh Holt, Suki O’Kane, Paul Clipson and Gregory Dawson, and has remotely developed projects with Alba G. Corral, mem1 and Krystof Pesek. She works as an Adjunct Professor in Media Arts alongside owning a post-production sound studio, Audible Shift, and serves on San Francisco Cinematheque’s Board of Directors.

CURRICULUM VITAE
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Education

2004
Master of Fine Arts (Music Composition, Integrated Media), California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California
1992
Bachelor of Arts (Literature and Studio Art), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Solo Exhibitions

2015
Converge: Sedimentary Noise, YBCA, San Francisco, California
2014
Kadet Kuhne: The Way Through, Krowswork Gallery, Oakland, CA
2013
Kadet Kuhne, Shapeshifters Cinema, San Francisco, California

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016
Dada Here & Now, SF International Arts Festival, San Francisco, CA
2015
SUPERSTRATA, The Compound Gallery, Oakland, CA
Bay Area Digitalists, Root Division Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Carapace, Society of Art & Technology, Montreal, Canada
2014
Quantum Tunneling, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, CA
YBCA In Community, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
Meditations from the Bay Area, ArtsWalk, Washington, DC
As Machines Shine, Water World, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
2013
Rebound, Hybrid Identities, Camaguey, Cuba
Trial of Socrates, SMART Cities & Hybrid Identities, Venice, Italy
Rebound, Hybrid Identities, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Impact Zone, SFMOMA The Making of, San Francisco, CA
Fight or Flight and Infinite Delay, The Futures Project, Mobile, Alabama
2012
FSOK, Collective JukeBox 4.04, Villa Arson, Nice, France
Volution, Viralnet, Mount Wilson Observatory, Los Angeles, CA
Soundfjord, Sound//Space, London, United Kingdom
2011
Collective Jukebox 4.04, Contemporary Art Center Villa Arson, Nice, France
Garden Railway, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco, CA
2010
rE/visioning the Collection, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Slayed Still, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Holding Pattern series, Marina Abramovic Institute, San Francisco, CA
Infinite Delay, Alphonse Berber Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2009
Holding Pattern series, Marina Abramovic Institute, San Francisco, CA
Fight or Flight, MIXNYC, New York, NY
Fight or Flight, Soundwalk, Long Beach, CA
2008
Infinite Delay, Projections on Lake, Pasadena, CA
Synaptic, Illuminated Corridor, Oakland, CA
2007
Infinite Delay, Fringe Exhibitions Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Infinite Delay, MIXNYC, New York, NY
2006
Scan: series, Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA
Synaptic, SoundWalk2005, Los Angeles, CA
Core, Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
Causal, Brewery Arts Project, Los Angeles, CA
Causal, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Sensorium, Museum of Art, Lucerne, Switzerland
Sensorium, Galerie Oxyd/Winterthur, Switzerland
Segmented Path, Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
White Room, SoundWalk2004, Los Angeles, CA
Scan: Suskin Sisters, Highways Performance Space, Los Angeles, CA
FSOK, Collective Jukebox 4.03, Museo Fotografia Contemporanea, Italy
Bird’s Eye View, Overtones Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Scan: Series, Abakus 2.0 Creation.Counts, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Film Screenings

2015
Sedimentary Noise, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Resonant Shift, Crossroads Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Resonant Shift, Endangered Languages, Root Division Gallery, SF, CA
2014
Quantum Tunneling, Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada
Fight or Flight and Infinite Delay, Future Tense, Los Angeles, CA
Quantum Tunneling, Crossroads Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Quantum Tunneling, SOMArts Night Light, San Francisco, CA
Fight or Flight, NightVisions, Providence, Rhode Island
2013
Rebound, Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada
Quantum Tunneling, Rebound, Fight or Flight, Shapeshifters Cinema, SF
XXXperimental, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
XXXperimental, Frameline Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
Impact Zone, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
2012
Rebound, Liquid Identities, Venice, Italy
Infinite Delay, Make Music Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Infinite Delay, MIA, Armory Center for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA
Rebound, Soundwave Festival, San Francisco, CA
2011
Trial of Socrates, Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada
Trial of Socrates, Image + Nation Film Festival, Montreal, Canada
2010
Trial of Socrates, Alternative Video Festival, Belgrade, Serbia
Fight or Flight, London Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, London, United Kingdom Infinite Delay, Issue Project Room, New York, New York
Fuck Film, MIXNYC, New York, New York
2009
Infinite Delay, Fight or Flight, YBCA, San Francisco, CA
Fight or Flight, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Fight or Flight and Infinite Delay, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Fight or Flight, Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada
Infinite Delay, Image + Nation Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Fight or Flight, Soundwalk, Long Beach, CA
Fight or Flight, Outfest Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
2008
Infinite Delay, Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada
2007
Infinite Delay, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah
Infinite Delay, Ozone Film Festival, Covington, Louisiana
Infinite Delay, LA Shorts Fest, Los Angeles, California
Infinite Delay, REDCAT, Los Angeles, California
Infinite Delay, SFEMF, San Francisco, California
2006
SCAN: Suskin Sisters, Not Still Art Festival, Brooklyn, New York
SCAN: A Couple, Outfest Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
SCAN: A Lady’s Glove: 21 Grand, Oakland, CA
2005
SCAN: series, Musiques Digital, Prague, Czech Republic
SCAN: Suskin Sisters, Aurora Picture Show, Houston, Texas
SCAN: Lady’s Glove and SCAN: Suskin Sisters, New Music Festival, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
2004
SCAN: A Couple, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
SCAN: A Couple, Highways Performance Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
SCAN: Suskin Sisters, Highways Performance Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
SCAN: A Couple, Timbrespace, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Performance

2016
Soundwave Festival, San Francisco, CA
Re:Sound, Mare Island Bunker, Vallejo, California
2015
GIASO, STWST48, Stadtwerkstatt, Linz, Austria
Everybody’s Ocean, Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, CA
Resonant Luminance, Crossroads Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
2014
GIASO, La Gaterie: Festival In-Ouïe, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
Mutek/Elektra Festival, Montreal, Canada
ix Symposium, Montreal, Canada
SOMArts Night Light, San Francisco, CA
GIASO, Htmlles Festival, Montreal, Canada
ROOM: The Body Electroacoustic, San Francisco, CA
2013
GIASO Live Streaming Orchestra, Nantes, France
APO33 Berlin Radio Show, Berlin, Germany
Shapeshifters Cinema, San Francisco, CA
KTCHN, Mack Sennett Studio, Los Angeles, CA
2012
Madame Claude, Berlin, Germany
Beyond Signal, Nantes, France
Niu: espai arstistic contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
Ivry-sur-Seine, Paris, France
SoundFjord, Sound//Space Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Soundwave Festival, San Francisco, CA
2011
Niu: espai artistic contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Sound and Shape, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Milk Bar, San Francisco, CA
Fantastic Optosonic Projections, Space Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2010
Friday Nights at de Young, de Young Museum, San Francisco, CA
Perform! Now! Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Outsound New Music Summit, San Francisco, CA
Zoom2, Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA
Electronic Cinema, Artists’ Television Access, San Francisco, CA
Subtle Body Series, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Projections on Lake, Pasadena, CA
2009
Cinematheque, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Resonant Forms Festival, LACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Swissnex + Volume Festival, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
Hysterica Dance, Crust Show, Unknown Theater, Los Angeles, CA
Sound In Space II, Sea and Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Toxic/Nourishment, Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York City, NY
2008
ResBox Music Series, Steve Allen Theater, Los Angeles, CA
2007
San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, San Francisco, CA
Electronic Music Midwest, Kansas City Performing Arts Center, Kansas
2006
CEAIT Festival, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Surge & Converge, The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Women Take Back The Noise, 21 Grand Gallery, Oakland, CA
2005
The Bone Ladder, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Drive, Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA
so.cal.sonic Festival, California State University, Long Beach, CA
Merging Voices, California State University, Fullerton, CA
Radical Cuts, Crazy Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
SCAN: series, CEAIT Festival, Selah Art Space, Los Angeles, CA
ctrl+alt+repeat, Ill Corral, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Twine, The Knitting Factory, Los Angeles, CA
Hacking the Timeline, Crazy Space Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Physic3, Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles, CA

Discography

2015 GIASO compilation, APO33
2014 Gradient Wake by Kadet, Fibrr Records
2012 Matter of Mind by Kadet, Tektonic Shift
2009 Mem1 + 1 compilation, Interval Recordings
2008 Unusual Animals compilation, Asthmatic Kitty Records
2007 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival compilation, SFEMF
2006 Women Take Back the Noise compilation, Ubuibi
2005 SoundWalk 2005 compilation, FLOOD Productions
2004 Thin Air by Kadet, current-recordings/TektonicShift
SoundWalk 2004 compilation, FLOOD Productions
2002 Seismic by Kadet, Tektonic Shift
Mono:Poly compilation, Asphodel/Gench
2000 Aural Fixation compilation, Aural Fixation

Recent Press

2016
Colbert, Maile Costa.”Waves Unseen: The Idea of Silence, And three works within the visible and invisible.” Absentia.
Sarah, Lakshmi. “Migrating Through Experimental Sound and Samosas on Mare Island“. KQED Arts.
2015
Pinsent, Ed. “Net Lingo.” The Sound Projector.
Mavrikakis, Nicolas. “Faire croire à des illusions visuelles.” Le Devoir.
Nguyen, Eliza. “Carapace/Quantum & Nimbes at SAT.” Concordia Undergraduate Journal of Art History.
2014
Auer, Theo Konrad. “Kadet Kuhne: The Way Through.” Stretcher.

Awards & Residencies

2010 STEIM, Technology Orientation, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2009 Nominee; SECA Award, SFMOMA; San Francisco, California
2009 Alternative Exposure Grant from Southern Exposure, SF, CA;
Can Serrat Visual Arts Residency Award, Barcelona, Spain

Board of Directors

2016-2014 Cinematheque, San Francisco, CA
2015-2013 Mediate Art Group, San Francisco, CA

Curatorial

2013-2008 San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, CA
2013-2010 Art is On salon series, San Francisco, CA
2010 Electronic Cinema, San Francisco, CA
2007 Sundance Film Festival, Salt Lake City, Utah
2006 The Luggage Store Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005 Radical Cuts, Crazy Space, Los Angeles, CA
2004 CEAIT Festival, CalArts and REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA
2003 CEAIT Festival, REDCAT, Los Angeles, CA

Guest Artist Lectures

2016 Stanford University; Mary Franck, Art & Art History
2015 Berkeley City College; Adele Ray, Multimedia Department
2013 University of California, Los Angeles; Maja Manojlovic, Aesthetics of Digital Narratives
2011 California College of the Arts; David Burns, Fine Arts;
California Institute of the Arts; Tom Leeser, Integrated Media
2009 University of San Francisco, Sam Green, Documentary Production
2007 Stanford University, Amy Harrison, Video Art
2005 University of Southern California, J. Jack Halberstam, Media Studies
2003 University of California, San Diego, J. Jack Halberstam;
California Institute of the Arts, Hillary Kapan, Interactive Media

Teaching

2016 Berkeley City College, Advanced Sound Design in the Multimedia Arts Department; Adjunct Faculty
2016-2010 Art Institute of California, San Francisco, Interactive Media, Sound For Emerging Media, Intermediate and Advanced Post-Production Sound, Production Sound Recording, and Fundamentals of Audio in the Digital Film/Video and Audio Departments; Adjunct Faculty
2014 Bay Area Video Coalition, Sound for Film; Instructor
2009 Women’s Audio Mission, Sound for Film; Instructor
2008 California College of the Arts, Oakland, Sound for the Moving Image in the Media Arts Department; Adjunct Faculty
2007-2005 University of California, San Diego, Sound Theory, Sound Production, and Post Production Sound in the Visual Arts and Communications Departments; Adjunct Faculty
2006-2004 Art Institute of California, Los Angeles, Sound Production and Advanced Sound Design in the Film/Video Department; Adjunct Faculty
2004 California Institute of the Arts: Sound Editing & Design and Digital Media in the Film/Video Department, and Integrated Media Seminar as part of the Integrated Media Program; Teaching Assistant

ARTIST STATEMENT
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From a long-standing tradition of avant-garde filmmaking and improvisational music composition, I see my work as an extension of experimental practice in an age of hyper- communication and digital saturation. To openly expose the use of technology in my practice, I employ fragmented, jump-cut editing down to single frames, and amplify evidence of sonic detritus such as digital clicks, pops and static. Prompting erratic and discursive thought patterns and emotional responses, this granulated aesthetic, contrasted with ambient reflection, is intended to heighten tensions between motion and stasis: a balanced, yet heightened “nervous system” to reflect our own.

Sound and image physically interact with our bodies’ molecules and stimulate neurological responses. I am interested in the nerve stimulus that causes our initial physical reactions, and in transforming these reactions into immersive works. Physical expressions can be transferred into images through digital media, which in turn can be translated into audible frequencies. For example, my videos can serve as either controls for audio playback or responses to sonic vibration, which then become a tool for audio instrumentation. A deep exploration of frequencies is executed with precision to captivate viewers’ visual and auditory senses and create an intimate world within each piece. I use pure tonal frequencies to represent my subject’s internal dialogue through various stages of consciousness. As patterns of visual information entwine with correlating sounds, a reconstructed map of the subject’s gestures becomes the language itself.

Through my video installations I seek to stimulate the viewer’s brain by composing synthetic stimuli to form somatic experiences which can prompt visceral, even pre-verbal emotional and physical responses to sound and movement. Comprised of intervals, disjunctions and suspensions of space-time, the situations presented in my experiential narratives attempt to capture, play and delay—from anxiety to resolve. Between pain, pleasure, the erotic, and the political, this tension morphs into another state, imbued with textures of self-imposed and societal boundaries and bondages. We wait patiently for moments of release to come—as they must—before we implode. My work exists for this moment of intensified perspective that can be reached somewhere between resistance and surrender. These simultaneous themes of constraint and liberation pose questions about personal power—how much we give to others and how much is taken. My exploration of this aspect of control stems from a deep interest in human communication, personal choice and the motivation of the will.

In each of my video installations I hope to open for the individual viewer an expanded sense of the possibilities and realities of their own bodily existence through a series of physically and emotionally sympathetic responses. In my own experience as a contemporary human, I have noticed a fundamental disconnection between mind and body, stemming from the often insufficient dialectical materialism of western philosophy which has informed and will continue to inform our being in the world: the most recent incarnation of which is the stripped down existence in a digital landscape. In my work I seek to create intimately personal connections with viewers through mobilizing many of the digital means which have facilitated disconnection in the first place.