Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 15.03.2023, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Jason Isolini

Jason Isolini will perform The Ballad of a Laborer, an online artwork to be experienced through Google Street View. The project was inspired partly by the artist’s discovery that the shipyard and industrial complex Brooklyn Navy Yard, as a privately-owned property, is not accessible to Google Maps’ vehicles or camera crews. All views of the Navy Yard – as well as the digital objects, other photographic elements and images of the artist’s performance – were mapped and added to Google Street View by the artist over the course of three years. To date Isolini has contributed over a thousand images to Street View and has received over 25 million views.

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.

Jason Isolini is a Brooklyn-based artist, whose network interventions test the increased combining of corporate, public and private environments. His work has previously been exhibited at Public Works Administration, Anonymous Gallery, The FiDi Arsenale, Mery Gates and Annka Kultys Gallery UK among others. Screenings include Microscope Gallery, Vector Festival, Cosmic Rays Film Festival, Mock Jungle, Ammerman Center for Art and Technology and Humboldt University Berlin. Isolini received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).

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