Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 03.11.2021, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with open-weather and Rectangle

Join open-weather (Sophie Dyer and Sasha Engelmann) and design studio Rectangle (Lizzie Malcolm and Daniel Powers) in a talk about the artwork When I image the earth, I imagine another, which is a collective image of the earth and its weather systems created on the occasion of COP26 by a network of people operating DIY satellite ground stations around the world. The talk will explore the role of an artistic, feminist framework in co-producing a multi-perspective image of earth and offer insight into the technical and collaborative process behind the work.

When I image the earth, I imagine another forms part of a programme of activities to coincide with the COP26 climate meeting in partnership with CCIC Tabakalera, in Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain.

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

open-weather is a feminist experiment imagining the earth and its weather systems using DIY community tools. Co-led by researcher-designer Sophie Dyer and creative geographer Sasha Engelmann, open-weather encompasses a series of how-to guides, critical frameworks and public workshops on the reception of satellite images using free or inexpensive amateur radio technologies. In the tradition of intersectional feminism, open-weather investigates the politics of location and interlocking oppressions that shape our capacities to observe, negotiate and respond to the climate crisis. In doing so, open-weather challenges dominant representations of earth and environment while complicating ideas of the weather beyond the meteorological.