Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 20.04.2022, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Luke Berndt

Luke Berndt will take the audience on a tour through his automated camera system SkyBot. SkyBot is programmed to identify and take snapshots of aircrafts flying over Berndt’s house. Where is a particular plane coming from and where is it going? Who owns it? SkyBot investigates the trajectories that cross our skies and explores who owns and occupies the space above our heads.

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

Luke Berndt is based in Washington, DC, where he is constantly tinkering on projects. He enjoys finding new ways to work across disciplines.