Fotomuseum Winterthur | Online Events | Wednesday, 16.06.2021, 19:00–20:00

Screen Walk with Winnie Soon

Winnie Soon will lead a virtual studio tour of her/their artistic and technical world, exploring work in progress and messy imaginaries. The walk will focus on diagramming practices via double coding, experimental artistic processes transforming the spatial and temporal relationships between data, objects, entities, flows and thoughts. The artist will explore the question of how we might consider a diagram as an image of thought and begin to unfold the complexity of coded images.

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.

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Winnie Soon is an artist-researcher interested in queering the intersections of technical and artistic practices as a critical praxis, with works appearing in museums, galleries, festivals, distributed networks, papers and books. Researching in the areas of software studies and computational practices, she/they is currently based in Denmark and is working as an Associate Professor at Aarhus University.

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council