Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 23.03.2022, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk With Azahara Cerezo

Azahara Cerezo will take the audience on a tour of political graffiti on Google Street View. In 2015, while working on her project Paisajes digitales de una guerra (Digital Landscapes of a War), the artist started collecting images from different sites of political tension during the Spanish Civil War (1936–1939). She focused on political messages hastily scrawled on walls: sometimes crossed out, sometimes rewritten, sometimes erased. Google captures these messages at different moments and stitches them together, forming layers of time. Google Street View thus becomes a tool for the documentation and observation of how tensions evolve over time.

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.

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council