Screen Walks Weekend

Rare Earth Walk

12:00pm - 02:00pm, Sat 23 Sep 2023

A broken laptop keyboard and an empty bag of crisps sitting ontop of a rocky foreshore.

Screen Walks Weekend

Rare Earth Walk

12:00pm, Sat 23 Sep 2023

This event is part of our Past Programme

Rare Earth Walks are collective expeditions to trace the hidden geological elements and mineral mythology found in smartphones. Led by artist Max Dovey, you are invited to look for stones, metals and minerals, tracing the elements of electronics for their material and spiritual histories.

As part of the Screen Walks Weekend, this event will take place along the Thames Foreshore, where you will uncover materials that unlock the geo-chemical alchemy hidden in the screens of smartphones.

Practical information

  • The walk will take 90 mins.
  • We will be walking across rocky and uneven terrain. Please bring appropriate footwear (boots or wellies).
  • In case of bad weather, the workshop will take place at The Photographers' Gallery.
  • There are very limited places on this free walk. If you book and can no longer make it, please let the Gallery know so we can reallocate your place.

About Max Dovey

Max Dovey can be described as 28.3% man, 14.1% artist and 8.4% successful. He is also an artist, researcher and lecturer specialising in the performance of data and algorithms. His works explore the narratives that emerge from technology and digital culture and manifest into situated projects – bars, game-shows, banks and other participatory scenarios.

He holds a BA Hons in Fine Art: Time Based Media and a MA (MDes) in Media Design from Piet Zwart Institute. He is an affiliated researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures and regularly writes for Open Democracy, Imperica & Furtherfield. His work has been performed his work at Ars Electronica Festival, Art Rotterdam & many U.K festivals.

Screen Walks is a collaborative project by Fotomuseum Winterthur and The Photographers’ Gallery.