Lena Brüggemann, Francis Hunger and I got to talking about media archaeology and the early days of the internet. We came up with the idea of creating a collection of things that tell media history. We had seventeen international artists and theorists put these things together, and they also contributed their personal stories about these objects. The contributions came from Morehshin Allahyari, Honey Biba Beckerlee, Hans-Christian Dany, Paul DeMarinis, Constant Dullaart, Mark Fridvalszki, Francis Hunger, Ryan S. Jeffery, Elli Kuruş, Marie-Eve Levasseur, Olia Lialina, Geert Lovink, Lisa Parks, Fabian Reimann, Georg Trogemann, Tris Vonna-Michell. In 2017-18, this unusual collection was presented in the exhibition Rosebuds – Hidden Stories of Things at D21 Kunstraum, Leipzig. The texts were compiled in a publication for the tour of the exhibition.
In a symposium at the end of the exhibition, Hans-Christian Dany, Olia Lialina and Zsolt Miklósvölgyi spoke and discussed artistic practice, media archaeology and more.