Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 19.10.2022, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Sara Bezovšek

Sara Bezovšek will take the audience through her work SND, an interactive story game made of a net of videos, memes, photographs, GIFs, emoticons and websites. Following typical apocalyptic Hollywood film tropes, the work takes the shape of a large scrollable collage that ends with a multiple-choice question: Will users choose human extinction, utopia or dystopia? The Screen Walk reflects on the current production and circulation of disaster aesthetics and rhetorics.

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.

Sara Bezovšek is a visual artist, active in the fields of new media, experimental film and graphic design. Her artistic practice is characterised by the exploration, collection and storage of mostly pop-cultural visual references from various online platforms, films and TV series. Using the copy-and-paste technique, she integrates the found digital material into web pages, collages or mashup videos – thus creating new narratives through appropriation. By using digital images familiar to the global internet user, she wishes to depict how internet phenomena, clichés and iconic pop-cultural references influence our perception.

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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