Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 17.11.2021, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Marc Lee

Marc Lee will present Used to Be My Home Too, a project interconnecting a social network of nature observations by citizen scientists, a record of extinct and threatened species and a global mapping application. Using the Application Programming Interfaces (API) of these websites, Lee’s work explores the rich diversity of the planet while revealing the serious threat that human beings pose to it.

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

Marc Lee is a Swiss artist. He focuses on real-time processed, computer programmed audio visual installations, AR, VR and mobile apps. He critically reflects on creative, cultural, socio-ecological and political aspects of his work and has been shown in major museums and new media art exhibitions including: ZKM Karlsruhe, New Museum New York, MMCA Seoul, Transmediale Berlin and Ars Electronica Linz.