Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 14.12.2022, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Anna Ridler

Anna Ridler will share her ongoing project Final Edition. The project aims to map the final edition of every local newspaper across the US that has stopped reporting since 2004, coinciding with the launch of Facebook and the rise in popularity of other social media platforms. In her Screen Walk, the artist will share her experiences and reflect on the loss of local collective memory, the political impact of social media and the exploitation of existing visual and written content as raw data to train AI models.

In Screen Walks, a series of live-streamed explorations of digital spaces, selected artists and researchers investigate artistic strategies taking place online. The project gives an insight into practices using the screen as a medium. From re-contextualising pictures found on online marketplaces and uncovering data brokers’ invisible circulation of images to analysing in-game photography and the social, political and economic implications of games – Screen Walks examines various approaches, offers a behind-the-scenes look at artists’ work and uncovers new, current and forgotten digital spaces. Screen Walks is a collaboration between The Photographers’ Gallery in London and Fotomuseum Winterthur.

Anna Ridler is an artist and researcher working with systems of knowledge and datasets. Ridler holds an MA in Information Experience Design from the Royal College of Art and a BA in English Literature and Language from Oxford University along with fellowships at the Creative Computing Institute at University of the Arts London (UAL). Her process often involves working with collections of information to create new and unusual narratives.

Screen Walks has launched a subscription model called Folders. Via a personal folder, subscribers receive access to exclusive content such as digital artworks by the artists participating in Screen Walks. Subscribe to Folders!

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