Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 17.04.2024, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Noura Tafeche

Noura Tafeche will share her ongoing research on online visual cultures, cross mixing cute-kawaii, violent-military and gaming aesthetics. Noura will guide the audience through the nooks and crannies of The Kawayoku Inception archival project. Accomplished over four years of research on social media and online micro-communities, this ongoing archive was built to catalogue nearly 30,000 files within a map of the digital platforms where the phenomenon proliferates. The project ranges from military propaganda translated into choreographic dance routines and challenges, to the weeb alt-right incel imaginary intertwined with cute manga fan-art.

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.

The event is free and takes place on Zoom. Details on how to access the talk will be confirmed upon registration. REGISTER HERE.

Noura Tafeche is a visual artist, independent researcher, and onomaturge. She graduated in New Technologies for Art from the Brera Academy, with a particular focus on the field of and radical entertainment. She later pursued university studies in Philosophy. Her artistic journey unfolds through laboratory methods and practices, video, installation, onomaturgy, and miniature drawing. Her research areas delve into the study of phenomena related to online visual cultures, the aestheticisation of violence on digital platforms, linguistic experimentation, and the visual representation of speculative theories. She has exhibited, given lectures, and conducted workshops at transmediale (Berlin), Disruption Network Lab (Berlin), Aarhus Kunsthal (Aarhus), Design Museum (Helsinki), Foto Colectania (Barcelona), Tomorrow Maybe (Hong Kong), Place Ville Marie (Montreal), Triennale Milano (Milan), Almanac Inn (Turin), John Cabot University (Rome), Dutch Art Institute (Arnhem), Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam), Stevenson Gallery (Baltimore), and the European Union Representative Centre (Palestine).

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