Fotomuseum Winterthur | Events | Wednesday, 23.09.2020, 19:00–21:00

Screen Walk with Zaiba Jabbar

Zaiba Jabbar will explore the artistic and creative community working with face filters and augmented reality, redefining notions of identity and reality. She will share her curatorial experience in the field, introducing some of the emerging artists and practices which are transforming contemporary visual culture and the role of networked images. She will be joined by Maria Than, Scarlet Yang and Mathilde Rougier in a discussion about augmented realities, sustainability and feminism, period awareness and activism. The Screen Walk will be followed by a live streamed workshop on upcycling with AR by artist Mathilde Rougier.

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.

Zaiba Jabbar is an award-winning director, independent curator and founder of HERVISIONS (est. 2015). With over a decade of experience in the film and media sectors, her curatorial practice with HERVISIONS is an investigation into how people in the margins are using technology to create art outside of traditional contexts and making space for themselves in the digital environment. Jabbar was curator in residence at LUX in 2018 and is a board member of Abandon Normal Devices.

HERVISIONS is a London based femme-focused curatorial agency, celebrating and promoting artists working across emergent technologies and platforms, with a strong focus on the intersection of art, technology and culture.

Kindly supported by: Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council