Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 15.02.2023, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Rosalie Yu

Rosalie Yu will present her latest project Candy-Glazed Eyes of Haunted Machines, an exploration of coin-operated kiddie rides as objects entangled with colonial power and labour history. Through images from her personal archive, Google Street View, AR, historical data, GAN and feelings that exist at the margins of categorisation, the artist will reflect on her personal family history in Taiwan as well as on ideas of nostalgia, haunted aesthetics and ownership.

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.

Rosalie Yu is a Taipei-born artist and researcher. In her practice she explores slow rituals of quantifying and archiving. Data is her working material; she sculpts and transforms it into visualisations, resin sculptures, domestic installations and printed material. She finds something about a lengthy and repetitive gathering process meditative, which often leads her toward mysteries and uncertainties rather than the simple, bare facts we often assign to data.

She is a Y6 member at New Museum’s NEW INC in collaboration with Rhizome. Her work has appeared in ACM Siggraph and was supported by communities such as NYU Tisch Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), the Brown Institute for Media Innovation at Columbia Journalism School, the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design at Ohio State University and EdLab at Teachers College, Columbia University. In Fall 2020, she participated in the science_technology_society residency programme at Delfina Foundation. Rosalie is currently teaching at NYU Tisch Collaborative Arts and ITP.

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