Victoria and Albert Museum, London | Events | Friday, 21.07.2023, 18:00–21:00

Performances and Talks: The Lure of the Image – Screen Bodies

Join us for an evening of talks, performative lectures and a live performance all about the lure of images. Delve deep into how we are enticed by images, through screens that attempt to capture our gaze and harvest our attention. Explore how platforms like TikTok, YouTube or Instagram use people – or ‘screen bodies’ – to captivate viewers through choreographies, ASMR or gestures and poses, which ultimately both resist and conform to our social and cultural standards.


18:00: introduction by V&A
18:05: introduction by Marco De Mutiis, digital curator Fotomuseum Winterthur: The Lure of the Image – Screen Bodies
18:30: lecture performance by Irini Kalaitzidi: Uncanny Bodies and Dancing the Otherwise
19:00: lecture performance by Clara Bolin, fellow Fotomuseum Winterthur: Tracing Screen(ed) Bodies
19:15: lecture by Yasmin Ibrahim: Technologies of Trauma – The Insatiable Bind Between Technology and the Aesthetics of Trauma
19:45: panel discussion with Clara Bolin, Yasmin Ibrahim and Irini Kalaitzidi
20:00: live performance by Dina Kelberman
20:20: outro and drinks

The event is free and takes place in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Find more information here.

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.