Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 02.06.2021, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Guido Segni

In 2018, Guido Segni announced to delegate all his artistic production to aesthetically unintentional forms of automation for five years. He called this five-year plan Demand Full Laziness. In his Screen Walk, Guido Segni will present Frequently Unasked Questions – a still unknown algorithmic bot performance collecting, analysing and assembling images and videos from the internet. By outsourcing being productive he’ll keep his promise and stick to his plan.

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.

Guido Segni (b. 1986) – also known as Guy McMusker – has a background in hacktivism, net art and video art. He lives and works online and offline, playing with art, internet culture and data hallucinations. Mainly focused on the daily (ab)use of the Internet, his work combines conceptual approaches with a traditional hacker attitude.

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council