Birthday Special at Club der Visionäre
In Search Of Overwhelming Banality: The Status Quo of Public Spaces Exhibition
Uncanny Issues Vol. 2: Uncanny Entrepreneurship
Publication, Editorial 2022 ✦ Info
Uncanny Issues Vol. 1: Uncanny Interfaces
Publication, Editorial 2019 ✦ Info
In 2019, Uncanny Issues published its first book, Uncanny Interfaces. The second volume, Uncanny Entrepreneurship explores how the tech-entrepreneurship of Silicon Valley and the like has been a powerful agent of global socio-political, economic, and cultural change in the last decades. Disruptive business models and technologies are transforming whole industries, the political realm, and everyday culture, creating new realities on the way. This dialectic of movements — one out in the open, one beneath the culturally noticed — allows us to ask the central question of this publication: What is the tech-entrepreneurial uncanny? Published in Textem Verlag Hamburg. Click here to purchase it.
Editorial work together with Konstantin Haesch, Lara Nelke, Matthias Planitzer and Caroline Ballegaard
Layout by Lara Nelke
Interfaces are uncanny. They intersect different spheres of reality – analog and digital – and create their own strange in-between spaces. The book explores the phenomena “Uncanny interfaces“: Alexa’s voice, artificial skins, sad vacuum cleaner robots and other strange everyday appearances. The anthology features contributions cover various disciplines of art, culture and science, making the book a multi-faceted view on this contemporary topic. The volume examines the uncanny nature of these interfaces, which are divided into chapters processes, surfaces and bodies. In addition to the contributions of various authors and the first official German translation of Masahiro Mori's famous article „The Uncanny Valley“ published in 1970 about the uncanniness of humanoid figures such as dolls and robots. The book is part of the on-going series „Uncanny Issues“ which explores the uncanniness of different contemporary topics. It was published in Textem Verlag Hamburg. Click here to purchase it.
It's Really Good Bad
Publication, 2020 ✦ Info
„It’s really good bad“ is an exhibition in paper space, and at the same time, an artists’ book. Based on a dialogue between the practices of Nina Barret-Mémy and Studio YABAI, and curated/edited by Linda Franken, the project emerged from our shared interest in the creation of narratives and from our contemplation of parallels seen between exhibitions and publications. Both are sites, one physical, the other editorial. Architectural design and scenography structure one, editorial and graphic design the other. The publication is an artistic showcase which invites readers/visitors inside to become part of a collaboration based on shared friendship. The work draws its visitors/readers into a situation; it is a frame within which they move and construct their own narratives. Between the pages, they will find movable elements: five inlays, a leporello, a letter to them and a postcard.
In collaboration with Anna Osterberg, Linda Franken and Nina Barret-Mémy
Poster contribution to ARBEITEN, an exhibition at SPOILER ZONE, Berlin, 2021
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Together with Anna Osterberg
Randra's Birthday at Club der Visionäre
Poster Series, 2018–2019
Together with Anna Osterberg
End of year show at Universität der Künste Berlin
Poster proposal, 2018