Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 29.03.2023, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with İdil Galip

Researcher İdil Galip will present an insight into her work on the creative digital labour of making memes. She will share her data collection process; how she finds, collects, codes and analyses internet memes and other such cultural artefacts. Throughout the Screen Walk, she will be scrolling, tapping, clicking, saving, organising and exploring a variety of digital ephemera.

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.

İdil Galip holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and is currently a lecturer in New Media and Digital Culture at the University of Amsterdam. She primarily writes about the creative work of meme-making and the platformisation of culture through theoretical interventions and ethnographic methods. She also runs the Meme Studies Research Network, an interdisciplinary network for people who study memes.

Screen Walks has launched a subscription model called Folders. Via a personal folder, subscribers receive access to exclusive content such as digital artworks by the artists participating in Screen Walks. Subscribe to Folders!

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