Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 26.04.2023, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Chaotic Interface Design Lab

Claire Hentschker will lead the participatory Bosch Miro Recode Redux Screen Walk. She will attempt to recreate one of Hieronymus Bosch's masterpieces together with the audience and fellow Chaotic Interface Design Lab members – Caroline Hermans, Aman Tiwari, Golan Levin and Tatyana Mustakos. Using stock photos, uploaded drawings and AI-synthesised images, the team will craft a one-to-one digital collage that reinterprets the iconic work in Miro, a collaborative whiteboarding app.

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.

Chaotic Interface Design Lab (CIDL), founded by Claire Hentschker during the pandemic-induced ‘discordification’ of institutional spaces, is a Discord-based media lab committed to investigating and championing the development of chaotic, unpredictable and ostensibly inefficient interfaces as a means of more accurately embodying the human experience. CIDL has orchestrated a series of events aimed at encouraging the creative repurposing of corporate instruments and the imaginative misappropriation of conventional interfaces, such as Captcha Hackathon and Bosch Miro Recode. As of 2023 the lab boasts an international membership exceeding 200 individuals and/or bots.

Claire Hentschker is a multimedia artist and design strategist based in Brooklyn New York. She draws from her love of arts and crafts and emerging technology to reimagine and reinterpret objects and spaces. Her work has earned recognition from artists such as Björk and been internationally exhibited at venues including MUTEK, Carnegie Museum of Art, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Peabody Essex Museum and others. She has collaborated with brands such as Apple, American Museum of Natural History and Raos.

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