Telegram Residency (12)

Set: Lonely Machines

is a speculative realtime renderization of feelings of neglected technoscientific agencies in outer space. It is a sticker set from lonesome machines from spatial exploration first published in the Telegram group “Zentrum für Netzkunst”.
For humans, machines are “either serviceable or threatening” (Puig, 2011). They socially function “as mediators – that is, actors endowed with the capacity to translate what they transport, to redefine it, redeploy it, and also to betray it” (Latour, 1993: 81 qtd. in Puig). Sometimes, added to this intrinsic value, comes the technological fate of becoming spatial debris or ending in an endless idle.
Do these machines have feelings? Are they capable of having an aesthetic experience?

Artist: Nieves de la Fuente

is an artist living and working between Madrid and Cologne. She is also a Research Assistant at the Academy of Arts Burg Giebichenstein investigating with VR, media installations and interactive experiences.

Telegram Residency (11)

Set: Algotypes

The stickers are an extension of an ongoing project into the life of algorithms.

It’s a collection of designs that explore the elegance and personality of classic and famous computer science algorithms and problems.

Artist: Thiago Hersan

used to be an integrated circuit designer. Now, he works with art, education and communication.

Telegram Residency (10)

Set: jewels

To see faces in random compilations of objects is a natural thing. Just like the wish to adorn yourself with something that makes you feel prettier, like jewellery. The consequence of this observation is as clear as a flawless diamond: The world needs Telegram Stickers in the form of jewellery. To express feelings with a glimpse of glamour in the everyday Telegram conversation.

Working on her Diploma in Jewellery Art at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design, Marie Luise Möller investigates status symbols, the human desire to own wickedly expensive jewels, group affiliation and how to deal with all this. Creating jewellery Telegram Stickers is now part of her Diploma in which she first started to make analogue, sticky stickers from expensive “classics” like the Tiffany engagement ring, the Cartier love bracelet, the Rolex watch and others.
On the other hand Marie Luise Möller treasured up boxes full of old, cast-off jewellery over uncountable years. This cast-off jewellery from other people is filled with forgotten memories and weighs a lot – physically and mentally. This unhappy family of shabby adornment deserves a new life, but let them speak for themselves!

Artist: Marie Luise Möller

is a jewellery artist, currently based in Halle (Saale), Germany. She studied Artistic Metalwork in St. Petersburg, Russia and had exhibitions in Lisbon, Prague and Halle (Saale). She was nominated for the GiebichenStein Designprize 2018 and one of her projects was published in the AUTOR magazine: The Beauty Issue.

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.

Opening at Haus der Statistik

we would like to invite you to our opening at Haus der Statistik (Otto-Braun Straße 70-72, Berlin) on 25th of January from 2 till 8 pm.

There will be a life-telegram-performance of the New Media Class of Kunsthochschule Kassel at 5 pm.

Since September 2019 the Center for Net Art invites artists and activists to create sticker sets and publish them on the Telegram Channel https://t.me/ZentrumderNetzkunst. Existing works are taken up, but also new concepts are developed. All artists and activists are administrators of the channel, so that the stickers can be used inside and outside the channel and circulate in chats.

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.

Happy to see you on Saturday!

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).