Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 01.12.2021, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Laura Paloma

For the duration of this Screen Walk, Laura Paloma will pretend to be a human and share with you her many Facebook lives as ant, fish, screaming opossum, piece of bread, soccer mom and middle-aged dad. Her desktop performance will explore the aesthetics and codes of Facebook role-playing groups by taking a closer look at how GIFs, memes, emojis, stock images are used to create social media identities and communities based on pretend…or whatever the humans say…Blub! ¯_(ツ)_/¯

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.

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council

Laura Paloma (*1995) is an artist and writer based in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. She has written multilingual short stories about love, loss and the livestream. She thinks of her texts as fan fictions or fever dreams. Her artistic practice questions the relationship between image, object, text, narrative, language, play. Her life goal is to become a text generator.