Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Antonio Roberts

Antonio Roberts will explore the tension that exists between copyright and creativity, a tension which is exacerbated by digital technology. He will share how he uses and misuses open-source software, programming, glitches and distortion as a way to subvert copyright and highlight its many flaws.

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.

Antonio Roberts is an artist and curator based in Birmingham, UK. His practices explore what ownership and authorship mean in an age impacted by digital technology. His work has been featured at galleries and festivals around the world and he has curated numerous exhibitions and projects. He is part of a-n’s Artist Council, is an Artist Advisor for Jerwood Arts and from 2014 to 2019 he was a curator at Vivid Projects where he produced the Black Hole Club artist development programme.

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council