Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 10.03.2021, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Corinne Vionnet

Corinne Vionnet will explore the production and circulation of tourist photography, from postcards of the Rhône Glacier in Switzerland to the famous monuments and sceneries included in her work Photo Opportunities. Collecting vernacular images of tourist landmarks and overlaying them, her work explores the role that photographic production and circulation plays in mass tourism and the visual patterns that emerge from it. Vionnet will also share her working techniques, inviting the audience to collaborate in the process of creating an image.

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.

Corinne Vionnet is a French and Swiss artist based in Vevey, Switzerland. She is interested in exploring and repurposing web-based imagery. Her artistic process includes extensive archival research, photographic image making, the appropriation of crowd-sourced material and collage. Her works led her to analyse the construction and maintenance of the social imagination and collective identity, as well as our behaviour with images, with the act of taking pictures as well as the content of the overflow of pictures.

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council