Screen Walk with Lauren Huret
Lauren Huret will share her research on the hidden work of content moderators and the power of traumatising images. The artist will invisibly moderate the participants, who will be invited to remotely log into her own computer, where they can investigate her content on their own. Her exploration reveals the labour force tasked with watching high volumes of images from social media, often found disturbing, and how these workers are obscured by the companies who employ them.
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.
Lauren Huret (born 1984 in Paris) lives in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work, mainly composed of videos, installations, performances and collages, is based on an on-going examination of the influence of media and tech culture on belief systems.
Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council