For Net Encounters, artist Rita Hajj shares a live stream of her coffee machine with the public for a month. She invites the public to upload images of their coffeepot or teapot, while developing a reflection on the history of the worldwide web and the evolution of live streaming and online interactions.
Beirut-born Rita Hajj (*1993) is an artist and designer based in Geneva since 2016. Graduated from Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts in 2014, she proceeded to complete a master’s program at the Haute école d’Art et de Design-Genève in 2018. Through new media, writing, scenography and performance, her practice is an ongoing research exploring contemporary image production and its correlation with history and techno-politics. Hajj participated in group exhibitions at LiveInYourHead (Geneva), one gee in fog / two gees in eggs (Geneva), CAC-Brétigny (Brétigny-sur-Orge), and Institut du Monde Arabe (Paris). She also took part in several programs at the Istituto Svizzero (Roma), Haus der Statistik (Berlin) and Kunsthalle im Lipsius-Bau (Dresden). She recently completed an artist residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts (Paris) and is currently working on a publication with Editions Clinamen.
The talk takes place live on our Instagram channel hek_basel and is held in English.