Hidden Stories of Things
The exhibition Rosebuds – Hidden Stories of Things presents personal objects belonging to international artists and thinkers. Whether sim-card, selfie-stick, highschool yearbook, flight jacket, or block-chain wedding cake: The collection narrates media history in the form of an archive of norms, uses, faded dreams, as well as irreversible transformations of humans and technologies. The leading question is how our technosphere – conceptualised as an ever progressing intertwinement of human culture, ecological environment, and global technology – can be explained in its contemporary form. The exhibition is closely linked to a symposium which discusses artistic practices of media archeology.