Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 09.02.2022, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Doreen Ríos

During this Screen Walk, Doreen Ríos will take us on a ride to explore the rise of the Internet in Mexico through a series of cyberprotests fueled by the EZLN (The Zapatista Army of National Liberation) in the late 90s in order to explore tactical media and hacktivism. Here, we will explore the implications of web-based radical collectiveness through the lense of the Electronic Disturbance Theater 1.0 and 2.0 (an electronic company of cyber activists) as well as the platforms that allowed for the spread of political critique. Using as starting point Cuánto tiempo lleva todo esto derramándose sin desbordarse, a retrocollective exhibition of Ricardo Dominguez' work curated by Ríos, we'll teleport to diverse political scenarios connecting Mexico, the USA, Ars Electronica and more.

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

Doreen A. Ríos is an independent curator and researcher. Working with digital art and specialising in digital cultures and new media practices, Ríos’ curatorial practice focuses on hybrid materialities. She is also the founder of MATERIA, an online platform dedicated to the research and exhibition of Latin-American Digital Art.