Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 04.05.2022, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Fragmentin

The artist collective Fragmentin (Laura Nieder, David Colombini and Marc Dubois) explores the aesthetic and geo-political effects of network infrastructures. In their Screen Walk the artists will present their research and artistic practice transforming electromagnetic waves into visual or sonic experiences. The trio will also perform a digital urban walk involving antennas equipped with HF32D instruments – a device that produces sounds according to the intensity of the surrounding electro smog.

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

Fragmentin is an artist collective based in Lausanne, Switzerland, founded in 2014 and composed of three ECAL (Lausanne University of Art and Design) alumni: Laura Nieder (*1991, Lausanne), David Colombini (*1989, Lausanne) and Marc Dubois (*1985, Basel). At the crossroads of art and engineering, Fragmentin’s works question the impact of the digital on everyday life. In addition to exhibiting their work in museums and developing collaborations with galleries, Fragmentin aims to make art and its debates more accessible by proposing interventions in natural landscapes, urban spaces, inside a church or by creating online experiences.