Screen Walk With Joana Moll
Joana Moll will host a critical exploration in the world of data marketplaces and the economic role of profile pictures from dating websites. Participants will get a glimpse into the hidden mechanics of selling and buying of private images and data without the users’ knowledge. They will uncover the invisible circulation of images as currency and get an insight into the role of data brokers and transactions.
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.
Joana Moll is a Barcelona/Berlin-based artist and researcher. Her work critically explores the way post-capitalist narratives affect the alphabetisation of machines, humans and ecosystems. Her main research topics include Internet materiality, surveillance, social profiling and interfaces. She has lectured, performed and exhibited her work in different museums, art centres, universities, festivals and publications around the world. Furthermore she is the co-founder of the Critical Interface Politics Research Group at HANGAR, Spain, and co-founder of The Institute for the Advancement of Popular Automatisms. She is currently a visiting lecturer at Universität Potsdam, Germany, Escola Elisava, Spain and Escola Superior d'Art de Vic, Spain.