Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 24.03.2021, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Gretchen Andrew

Gretchen Andrew's practice is an iceberg where her vision boards and associated internet manipulations are only the tip. Join her as she uses manifestation, manipulation and logical fallacies but also hypnosis, desire and glitter alongside code, SoundCloud and Pinterest to realise her dream of having one of her works achieve a new contemporary art auction record. Watch as her images transform from physical objects into digitised images, spreading like a virus across the internet, modifying search results and playing tricks on artificial intelligence.

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.

Gretchen Andrew hacks systems of power with art, code and glitter. She became known for her vision boards and playful hacks on major art world institutions such as Frieze Los Angeles or Artforum. She is represented by Annka Kultys Gallery, who will be hosting her next exhibition opening in London this Spring.

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council