Fotomuseum Winterthur | Events | Wednesday, 02.12.2020, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Jenny Odell

Jenny Odell will take the audience on a narrative stroll along the Calabazas Creek in California, exploring the history and development of Silicon Valley. She will investigate the most influential geographies of corporate networked culture using historical and personal images, as well as networked and archival material. Focusing on ideas of visibility and invisibility, memory and history the artist will critically reflect on the symbols and narratives that surround Silicon Valley.

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.

Jenny Odell is a multi-disciplinary artist and writer based in Oakland, California. Her work generally involves acts of close observation, whether it's birdwatching, collecting screen shots, or trying to parse bizarre forms of e-commerce. She is compelled by the ways in which attention (or lack thereof) leads to consequential shifts in perception at the level of the everyday.

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council