Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 13.12.2023, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Chia Amisola

In this Screen Walk, Chia Amisola premieres a desktop performance that summons elegiac technologies, pop-ups and feedback loops in a symphony of tabs, windows and browser histories. Considering hypertext as a mode of performance as much as a medium, their work Internet Ambient turns the surveilled and violent online landscape into a symphonic cybernetic ecology. Unfolding self-preservation as a practice of communal preservation, repetition as ritual and the website as a site, the audience is invited to a participatory desktop performance followed by a Q&A. After the event, Amisola will go to sleep to further perform new dream sequences at randomly announced times on the Screen Walks Twitch channel.

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.

Chia Amisola is an internet and ambient artist. They are the founder of Developh, a Filipino critical technology institute founded in 2016, and the editor and curator behind the Philippine Internet Archive, stewarding Filipino internet histories and counter narratives. Amisola’s work, talks and performances have been shown in Manila, Berlin, London, Toronto, New York and San Francisco and have been featured in The New Yorker. They received a BA in Computing and the Arts from Yale University in 2022.

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