Sophia Kukuwitakis Portfolio
Wardrobe & Props
Theater an der Ruhr, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany 2001-2007
// Coat checker // Props manager of the play Etna //
Group & Seminar Leader
Circus Zappzarap, Germany 2007-2009
// Management of educational circus groups // Management of teambuilding events//
Mac OS Teacher
Learning to Understand, Ruhr Area, Germany 2009-2013
// Beginner courses for Mac users age 50+ //
Freelance, Europe-wide 2010-today
// Development and design of various websites for customers as a freelancer //
Founder & Managing Director
Circus Soluna GbR Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Bosnia 2010-2013
// Planning & implementation of educational circus projects in schools, youth welfare offices and social institutions // planning & management of teambuilding events // truck driver // design, construction and dismantling of flying structures // training of new employees //
Barcelona Segway Tour, Barcelona, Spain 2013-2014
// Tourist Guide on Segways (I am sorry, Barcelona) //
Public Relations & Social Media
Quiero Salvar el Mundo haciendo Marketing, Madrid & Barcelona, Spain 2014-2016
// Co-Organizer of the “Sustainable Brands” Event 2015 // Contact person for clients from abroad // Translations //
Web & Interior Designer
Tiny House Diekmann, Hamm, Germany since 2018
// New development, design and programming of the entire web presence // Equipment of various Tiny Houses //
Industrial Design Bachelor
Folkwang University of Arts, Essen Germany since 2018
Behind the Scenes
A voluntary tracker that collects all the information you share with the world and creates a psychological profile of the user. Just like all the other trackers do too.
But MError gives you every evening a personal summary of your day and a glimpse into the data profiling that you normally are not aware of.
And with deep fake technology you are now able to get the news from yourself.
This is a device that is there for you in case you feel isolated, alone and/or sad.
You can mount it wherever you need it (table, chair, tree, etc) and start stroking your back immediately.
Use until you feel happy again.
Once you are done you can put it back on its feet and just let it be a beautiful peace of art.
Waiting to serve you again. No questions asked.
How can you feel touched without being touched?
Quick experimental ideas following the first brainstorm sketches.
Experiments on feeling touched by somebody else and simplified mechanics.
Cry Mail for Help
You enter a dark room. When you step into the light your shadow appears. It moves like you. It seems to be you. But it‘s not the you of today. It’s an old version of yourself. See what happens when you start to play. And what time changes.
After a couple of weeks into the project, I understood how complicated it was to bring my idea to life. So I asked the only company I could find working in this field, for help. This is their answer:
Since I didn’t have 50.000 USD to spend on this project, I expressed my sincere thanks for their feedback and decided to see how far I can get on my own.
What surprised me is that their message did not demotivate me, but instead allowed me to dive fully into the project with nothing to lose, since I had it written in black and white that it is basically impossible to do.
Real-time experiments on driving a skeleton by using the tracked joint positions of a human moving in front of a hacked kinect.
Instead of looking for ways to act out female anger in silence or without attracting attention, I decided to find a way to make it easier for women to be angry at any time of the day without having to constantly look furious or be forced to answer the question “But why are you angry?”
How can you release your anger at home or on the run?
The Homecoming Queen
Rotating decoration element with beatable pad on the back. For quick anger relief when you finally get home.
The Ice Queen
Beatable element out of the freezer. For discreet use lock yourself up in the bathroom and hang element from the shower.
The Marie Antoinette
Create your own Furygami© artwork. Take your time, enjoy the silence, focus on perfection and then smash it.
1 bottle of Vermuth
2 kg of ice
1 woman (minimum)
Before starting to drink, give the leftover ice a purpose.
Well, at least if you are prudent, dutiful and devotedly considerate women.
Women were harmed during, before and after the shooting of this movie.
Create your own little biodegradable ring that helps you reconnect with yourself. Through the ritualistic process of making it, using ingredients that everyone has at home, you charge it with a purpose. And when you wear it, touch it, it reminds you to tune in with yourself instead of looking at your phone.
A ring that you solemnly create to see it die. Though by adding a seed it will grow into a flower. So you can toss it away and enjoy your ritual all over again.
The first four elevations help you count while you breathe in. The whole in the middle is for holding your breath. Like this you are able to touch yourself for a moment, which can feel soothing and relaxing. The other six notches, while getting smaller, help you count while you breathe out.
The wristband is designed so you can use it in every day life without catching any attention.