Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 30.06.2021, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Aymeric Mansoux and Roel Roscam Abbing

How can art and culture offer online spaces outside of corporate platforms and infrastructures, and what does it involve? In their Screen Walk Aymeric Mansoux and Roel Roscam Abbing will take the audience through the challenges and opportunities of self-managed cooperative online services and networked infrastructures where images take up most of the traffic. Showcasing different online platforms and tools, the artists will present alternative, open and collaborative possibilities to reclaim autonomy – free from data colonialism and networked economic systems.

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.

Aymeric Mansoux has been messing around with computers and networks for quite some time. He was a founding member of server based collective GOTO10 (FLOSS+Art, pure:dyne, “make art” festival) and received his PhD from the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London for his investigation of the techno-legal forms of social organisation within free and open source based cultural practices. Aymeric currently runs the Experimental Publishing master course at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam.

Roel Roscam Abbing is currently a PhD candidate at Malmö University’s department of Interaction Design. There he researches alternative social media, online federation and community-owned digital infrastructure. Furthermore, he works as an artist and designer with a practice engaged with network infrastructures, the politics of technology and do-it-yourself approaches.

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council