Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 01.02.2023, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Everest Pipkin

Stemming from the concept of Wikiraces – races between participants using links to travel from one Wikipedia page to another – (and a childhood spent playing invented hyperlink games), Everest Pipkin will lead a collective walk and lecture through Wikipedia articles. Focusing on ideas of memorials, the networked image as marker and the function of memory and remembrance on a collectively edited internet, this Screen Walk will context-drift through Wikipedia itself, forming a web of lateral connectivity between topics – just like every 3am rabbit hole that leaves you, blinking, the next morning at a window full of tabs and a browser history dense with searching.

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.

Everest Pipkin is a game developer, writer and artist from central Texas who lives and works on a sheep farm in southern New Mexico. Their work, both in the studio and in the garden, follows themes of ecology, tool making and collective care during collapse.

They hold a BFA from University of Texas at Austin, an MFA from Carnegie Mellon University and have shown and spoken at the Design Museum London, the Texas Biennial, the XXI Triennale of Milan, The Photographers Gallery of London, the Center for Land Use Interpretation and other spaces. When not at the computer in the heat of the day, you can find them in the hills spending time with their neighbors – both human and non-human.

Screen Walks has launched a subscription model called Folders. Via a personal folder, subscribers receive access to exclusive content such as digital artworks by the artists participating in Screen Walks. Subscribe to Folders!

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