Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 10.02.2021, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Constant Dullaart

Join Constant Dullaart on a participatory online performance! The artist asks the audience to participate as soldiers of his social media army: "Snowflakes, your blizzard needs you! Your social media profile is a weapon, be recruited, the fight to reclaim our space in the information wars has begun. Elections are lost and won. Command now your online voice and image to join the coordinated resistance efforts of performative astroturfing. Alongside automated artificial Klout, professional trolls and writing teams, you have a chance to be recruited in the new army. An army of civilians, locals, pedestrians, users, trolls and bots. Join us, to retake social media with purely ornamental discord."

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.

Constant Dullaart‘s practice reflects on the broad cultural and social effects of communication and image processing technologies, from performatively distributing artificial social capital on social media to completing a staff-pick Kickstarter campaign for a hardware start-up called DullTech™. His work includes websites, performances, routers, installations, start-ups, armies and manipulated found images, frequently juxtaposing or consolidating technically dichotomised presentation realms.

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council