Petra Szemán will present a virtual studio tour, going through work-in-progress files and various inspiring bits of material, ranging from academia through anime to games. Petra will be joined by their co-conspirator Jamie Sutcliffe – while exploring Petra’s working methods, references, storyboards and in-progress AfterEffects compositions, Petra and Jamie will talk about collaborative creativity, class, weirdness, trans-cultural exchange, fandom, a shared appreciation of animation, and being a nerd in the art world.
Screen Walks is a new series of live-streamed artist/researcher-led explorations of online spaces and artistic strategies designed to illuminate a thriving – often overlooked – digital cultural scene. A new online collaboration between The Photographers’ Gallery, UK and Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland.
Petra Szemán is an artist whose practice spans across several territories, situated at the murky intersection of artists’ moving image, animation and video games. Layering real life footage with 2D frame-by-frame animation and game landscapes, the work takes the form of video essays spun around the idea of the animated protagonist Yourself undertaking a pilgrimage through landscapes that have become oversaturated with fiction.
Jamie Sutcliffe is a writer, curator, and co-director of Strange Attractor Press. He is the editor of Documents of Contemporary Art: Magic published by Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press. His writings have appeared in Art Monthly, Frieze, Rhizome, The White Review, The Quietus and others.'