Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 21.09.2022, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Stefan Karrer

Stefan Karrer will take the audience on a digital journey to the Calypso Cave on Malta, a legendary place from Homer’s Odyssey. In his Screen Walk, Karrer presents a collection of photos of the cave, all of which have been posted online under the tag #calypsocave. The images span a time of more than 10 years and document the unofficial ‘relocation’ of the legend of Calypso to a nearby cave in Malta. Through an analysis of the images and the accompanying captions, Karrer reveals how influencer culture can modify reality and ultimately create a myth within a myth.

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.

Stefan Karrer is a Swiss artist based in Basel and Vienna. He completed his BA in Sound Art and his MA in Contemporary Arts Practice at the Bern University of the Arts. His artistic practice focuses on the politics and poetics of internet culture, spanning from the appropriation of digital content to audiovisual computational performances.

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. Discover Folders here!

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