Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 30.11.2022, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Off Site Project

In their Screen Walk, Off Site Project (Pita Arreola-Burns and Elliott Burns) will share a selection of their work exploring notions of online circulation and the curation of networked images. By using their own homepage, platforms such as Google Maps or downloadable ZIP folders as exhibition spaces, the duo has developed an alternative curatorial online practice, experimenting with different formats and challenging ideas of exhibiting. For this Screen Walk, Off Site Project will take the audience through five projects they created over the last five years, sharing their knowledge and experience with creative and artistic spaces online.

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.

Pita Arreola-Burns is the curator of digital art at the V&A in London, UK. Through her role in the museum, she has generated projects to produce new knowledge around historical artworks from the digital art collection and links between pioneering and emerging generations of digital artists.

Elliott Burns is a lecturer in digital cultures at Central Saint Martins in London, UK. Recently he has coordinated a research and development project for the British Council involving user interface design and with I-AM has investigated compound disadvantages in the cultural and creative industries sector, informing the creation of the WeTransfer Supporting Act Foundation.

Screen Walks has launched a subscription model called Folders. Via a personal folder, subscribers receive access to exclusive content such as digital artworks by the artists participating in Screen Walks. Subscribe to Folders!

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