Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 20.03.2024, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Felipe Rivas San Martín

In this Screen Walk, Felipe Rivas San Martín will present a multidimensional tour of three projects that experiment with computational algorithms and dive into subjects such as political memory and Latin American queer speculation: El sueño neoliberal (2015), in which the iconic image of the Chilean coup d'état of 1973 is interpreted multiple times by Google's Deep Dream Generator until it becomes unrecognisable; Un archivo inexistente (2023) that establishes a denied queer Latin American photographic archive using generative AI; and Sagrada Biblia Artificial (2023) – a ‘sacred artificial bible’ and a science fiction project that builds a techno-mystical universe to address AI.

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.

The event is free and takes place on Zoom. Details on how to access the talk will be confirmed upon registration. REGISTER HERE.

Felipe Rivas San Martín (b. 1982) is a Chilean visual artist, essayist and sexual dissident activist. He holds a PhD in Art from the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain. His work emerges from the intersection between queer criticism, the archive and technology from the South. His work is part of public and private collections such as the Reina Sofia museum (ES); 21c Museum Hotels (US); MUNTREF (AR); Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (CL); the Ministry of Culture, Art and Heritage (CL), among others. He is co-founder of the Colectivo Universitario de Disidencia Sexual (2002–2019). He is the author of the book Internet, mon amour – Infecciones queer/cuir entre digital y material (Écfrasis, 2019) and co-author of Sagrada Biblia Artificial with Jaime San Martín Amador (Estudio San Martín, 2023).

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