Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 07.06.2023, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Rayane Jemaa

Rayane Jemaa will share his ongoing archive of photogrammetric scans of video games set in the Arab world. His project Is This the Middle East? is an investigation into the representation of the Middle East and North Africa in video games from the early 2000s until today. In this Screen Walk he will walk through his creative process, exploring the aesthetics of his images and showcasing various parts of his archive.

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.

Rayane Jemaa is a British-Tunisian digital artist and designer currently based in Switzerland. His work has a strong focus on archival design, specifically representation within new tools and technologies. His project Is This the Middle East?, which investigates stereotypes and representation of the Middle East and North Africa in video games, was exhibited at the Swiss Design Awards 2022.

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