Fotomuseum Winterthur | Events | Wednesday, 29.07.2020, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Google Street View Photographer Bot

A live-streamed exploration of online spaces with Google Street View Photographer Bot

Google Street View Photographer Bot will lead a virtual street photography performance. In this summer intermezzo, Screen Walks outsources its activities to a non-human photographer. Departing from the locations where some of the most iconic images of street photography were taken, it will screenshot freely, experimenting with the idea of an algorithmic psychogeography.

In Screen Walks, a series of live-streamed explorations of digital spaces, selected artists and researchers – and in this case a bot – 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