Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 13.07.2022, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with GauGAN Bot

In the last Screen Walk of the season, GauGAN Bot will present a live-streamed audiovisual performance. GauGAN Bot is a simple programme that uses artificial intelligence to autonomously create images and music. Although the images imitate the aesthetics and motifs of traditional photography, the bot in the end never really succeeds in replicating human visual cultures.

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