Off Topic | Events | Friday, 03.05.2024, 18:00–19:00

Performance: Cheated by an Image

Images that don’t tell us the whole story. Images that intentionally trick us. Images that go to great lengths to capture our attention. When was the last time you felt cheated by an image?

In this live event, musical duo Moonfish accompanies the personal stories and intimate confessions of people who have been baited, lured and lied upon by digital and online images. From misleading purchases on internet marketplaces to profile pictures on dating apps, from babies on TikTok to homestay rentals gone wrong, the audience will hear contributions from artists, curators, researchers and experts from the field of photography and visual culture and will be given the chance to share their own personal stories with the rest of the participants.

The performance is free and takes place in collaboration with EXPOSED Torino Foto Festival in Turin.

This event takes place in the framework of . is an experimental lab at the interface of research and practice devoted to digital and networked image cultures. The project unfolds on a digital platform through contributions from curators, artists and scholars and will culminate in an exhibition and publication in 2025. Running under the title The Lure of the Image, the first edition of is dedicated to the affective and seductive power of the image.