Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 18.05.2022, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Destructionist International

Destructionist International (Thomas Dekeyser and Andrew Culp) will present their experimental film Machines in Flames. The film explores the search for ‘CLODO’ – an elusive group that carried out a series of attacks on computer firms in Toulouse in the 1980s. In their Screen Walk, the artist-researchers will take the audience on a tour through investigative folders, digital maps and video recordings of CLODO’s targets, and trace the limits of archival research.

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

Destructionist International is composed of cultural geographer Thomas Dekeyser and media scholar Andrew Culp. Working across a variety of different media, they explore themes of militancy, sabotage, technology and liberation. Machines in Flames was the duo’s first work.