Fotomuseum Winterthur | Wednesday, 07.10.2020, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Max Colson

A live-streamed exploration of online spaces with Max Colson

Max Colson will focus on how architecture and landscape are framed by digital visualisations, 3D software and collective memories. He will elaborate on his approach and research methods using technologies such as 3D Lidar laser scanning, 3D animation software, architectural drawings, internet comments and photography. The effect of the digital on the physical (and vice versa) – and how this dynamic impacts urban life, work, notions of community, and tradition – will be some of the areas explored.

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.

Born and based in London, Max Colson works predominantly with digital media and film. His work explores the intersection between architecture and landscape and considers their relationship to themes of class, national identity, technological disruption and urban change. He teaches on the MA Graphic Communication Design at Central Saint Martins and is a graduate of London College of Communication’s MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (2013).

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council