Telegram Residency (8)

Set: set of vertices connected by edges

Comment: Emotions are complicated. How can a pictogram like 😂 possibly communicate a very complex composition of human emotions, moods and vibes? The synaptic events in our brains deserve more than simple emojis! 

Our emotions can (and will) be translated into data and once they are data, they can be visualized. Which is why we need graph stickers. Graphs and diagrams simplify and illustrate complicated information. With graph stickers, we can visualize our inner complexities and display them in a practical and a visually appealing manner. 

By taking away the scientific context and changing the obscure labels of graphs, we opened them up for new interpretations. Once stripped of their specialized content, the accessible visual language of a graph shines. Now they can be used to express individual, human subjectivities. But also, sometimes, the original content of a graph can be directly linked to an emotional state as well.

Not bound to the cold, numeric world of scientific data anymore, a graph sticker might be able to perfectly convey that awkward feeling of being at a party where you don’t know anyone. While standing in the corner, texting, you can at least simplify things by sending one of these graph stickers. 

Artists: New Media Class Kunsthochschule Kassel (2019/20)

Established in 2003, the New Media Class of Kunsthochschule Kassel deals with technologies, digital infrastructure and the attempt to leave behind obsolete patterns of communication. Reflecting social discourses is part of the agenda as well as artistic experiments. Since 2018, Rosa Menkman takes the role of the deputy professor. She is part of the Telegram sticker residency with her set “Les Inconnues”.
The Graph Sticker Set is a collaborative project by: Vreneli Harborth, Malin Kuht, Fabian Gimpel, Fabian Heller, Niels Walter, Saskia Kaffenberger, Jan-Hendrik Gebbe, Christopher Cäsper and Yannick Stark

Set: Les Inconnues

A fundamental part of the history of image-processing, webdesign, and the standardization of settings within both analogue and digital media are test cards, placeholder images, bots and virtual assistants. Engineers used these female objects to evaluate the quality of image processing, the rendering and composition of architecture and to make these latent spaces more amicable. While these women seem to be able to prolong their existence for as long as the (digital) realms will copy and reuse them, most of them have lost their name and identity.

Pique Nique pour les Inconnues is a Telegram sticker set, made of the 24 clockface emojis, each connected to a sticker of an Inconnue (an unknown or ghost) and their history.

Artist: Rosa Menkman

Rosa Menkman is a Dutch art theorist, curator, and visual artist and currently a professor at the Kunsthoschschule Kassel.

Telegram Residency (6)

Set: can’t talk / swallowed my tongue

Comment: A set of Telegram stickers for those days when touching the broken screen of your phone feels like touching somebody’s hair. When a push notification hits your central nervous system like chemicals. When you confuse the living and the dead on purpose. When it’s a summer day, and you want to be wanted more than anything else in the world (like Frank O’Hara did in 1954). Or when you’re about to disappear into a wall (like Ingeborg Bachmann did in 1971. Or maybe 1973.) For the days when you fall asleep next to your phone and still don‘t know what to say.

Artist: Max Grau

Max Grau is a visual artist and writer based in Berlin. He studied Fine Arts in Saarbrücken, Berlin and Los Angeles. His work uses a variety of media such as video, text, email, performance and photography to address issues like collectivity, mental health and friendship. He has participated in numerous exhibitions in various countries. Most recently at The Photographer’s Gallery London, LACE, Los Angeles, Mucem Marseille, Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, KIT Düsseldorf, Golden Pudel Club, Hamburg, Galerie La Croix, Los Angeles, Pet Projects, Perth and Digital Art Centre, Taipei. His book ›You See I’ve Always Wanted Things To Be Beautiful‹ was published by Hammann von Mier & Ruine München in February 2018.

Telegram Residency (5)

Set: Metonym

Comment: Metonym is a sticker set that explores store bought “irl” stickers turned digital. How they interact with one another in terms of color, and spacial relation. Bringing their paper texture into a foreign digital setting. Each one giving their own mood, feeling, or story, not unlike digital stickers/emojis.

Artist: Emma Damiani

Emma Damiani is a graphic designer and artist originally from New York. Her work is inspired by queer theory, perception, story-telling, and the way we relate to one another in our increasingly digital world.

Telegram Residency (4)

Set: D.R.A.M.A.

Comment: Breakups are universal, the feeling of a broken heart comes at any age what makes love a continuous cycle in our life. Love and human relationships have evolved and are now part of an immateriality, an intangible event for a generation that is increasingly isolated. This sticker collection is a post-internet therapy, a boost of self-esteem necessary to survive a breakup in the immaterial era 3.0.

Artist: Miyö Van Stenis

Miyö Van Stenis in an Artist and curator specialized in New Media Art, born in Caracas, Venezuela. Her work explores in the technological field: interfaces, operating systems, softwares and devices involved in the Internet but also has a series of projects related to the socio-political crisis in Venezuela.

Education Fine Arts Mention: New Medias in UNEARTE – National Experimental University of Art at Caracas, Venezuela (2012).

Exhibitions Digital Museum of Digital art – DiMoDa at Dubai, NYC, Miami and RISD Museum. DATABIT.ME artist-in-residency(2015-2016) Arles, France; Art Platerforme Paris, France; Placentia Arte, Milan; International Gif Contest, special award, Paris; Arebyte Gallery, London; Queens Museum, Queens; The Wrong Biennale I & II; API {dot} ART Workshop at Google Cultural Institute. Paris; Noname Gallery, Hangzhou Chine; Maison des Arts de Créteil, Ccréteil; Transfer Gallery, NYC; NNM Studio, Lima; Museum of the Moving Image, NYC; Rhizome Art Base Collection, NYC. National Art Gallery, Caracas. Caracas Contemporary Museum, Caracas; Bogota Contemporary Museum, Bogota.

Curatorial Projects Centered on the criticism and the aesthetics of new medias/technologies: DeOrigenBelico (2010) Beautiful Interfaces (2013) P2P Gallery. Founder member of the activist group: Dismantling the Simulation (2014).

Telegram Residency (3)

Set: IOCOSE moving DADA forward

Comment:  This collection of stickers is a collage from the DADA magazine
cover Le cœr à barbe (Paris, France, 1922). It is part of a larger
series of works in which IOCOSE move the world forward, one object at
the time.

Set: IOCOSEMovingForward

Artist: IOCOSE

IOCOSE’s art investigates the after-failure moment of the teleological
narratives of technological and cultural development, in regards to both
their enthusiastic and pessimistic visions. IOCOSE believe that, in the
long run, both utopian and dystopian narratives will disappoint, and
much more mundane and varied realities will remain. IOCOSE’s focus is on
the present moment in which the future is narrated, and on the ways in
which these narratives are always already failing.

IOCOSE have been exhibiting internationally at several art institutions
and festivals, including Venice Biennale (2011, 2013), Tate Modern
(London, 2011), Science Gallery (Dublin, 2012) Jeu de Paume (Paris,
2011), FACT (Liverpool, 2012), MACRO (Rome, 2012), Transmediale (Berlin,
2013, 2015), Shift festival (Basel, 2010), The Influencers (Barcelona,
2010, 2013), TAJ and SKE gallery (Bangalore, 2014).

Telegram Residency (1)

Sets: ICNS and #ALRT  

Comment: two sticker sets with altogether 65 black and white stickers.

Artist: Joan

Joan is part of the artist duo JODI. Joan & DIrk abuse the Internet for artistical practice since the mid-1990s. Their website JODI.org was the first website that explored the World Wide Web’s new codes and conventions. At its release in August 1995 the website was rejected by the WWWeb Directory because it appeared ‘broken’and malicious.(Debates on the possible damaging effects of the site continue untill today) In 1996 the site was declared Net.art/> by an email glitch that spread via the Nettime mailinglist. Since then /meta name=”viewport” content=”width=devicewidtover%##00ff00evelop/32/1 ment/3/3oofe2t.a2r3n.231gro 33wing/2MscK&leub.dis2co33n_p9783-0-=10 23 NOD3Iwqc3reate3dm2a^%&*nypr3o_3cts/th32at/f333ed/\/3313/2132fut231her/sC

Telegram Residency (2)

Set: iintima

Comment:  50 stickers made from the deleted intima.org net art works Expunction (1996-2007). “Our memory serves to deceive, to betray us, to misrepresent rather than paint and describe the past.”

Artist: Igor Štromajer

Igor Štromajer aka intima is a pseudo-/para-/proto-artist. He has shown his work at more than two hundred fifty exhibitions, festivals and biennials worldwide, among others at the transmediale, ISEA, EMAF, SIGGRAPH, Ars Electronica Futurelab, V2_, IMPAKT, CYNETART, Manifesta, FILE, Stuttgarter Filmwinter, Hamburg Kunsthalle, ARCO, Banff Centre, Les Rencontres Internationales, The Wrong – New Digital Art Biennale, etc. His works are included in the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the MNCA Reina Sofía in Madrid, Computer Fine Arts in New York, and UGM.