Talks and Events
Wed 20 May 2020

WATCH: Screen Walk with Joana Moll

18.00 (BST)
Free
This event took place on Zoom

Watch artist Joana Moll in a live-streamed online expedition 

Joana Moll hosted a critical exploration through the world of data marketplaces and the economic role of profile pics from dating websites. Participants got a glimpse into the hidden mechanics of selling and buying private images and data without the users’ knowledge. They were drawn into the invisible circulation of images as currency and got rare insight into the role of data brokers and transactions.

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.

 

Biography

Joana Moll is a Barcelona / Berlin based artist and researcher. Her work critically explores the way postcapitalist narratives affect the alphabetization of machines, humans and ecosystems. Her main research topics include Internet materiality, surveillance, social profiling and interfaces. She has lectured, performed and exhibited her work in different museums, art centers, universities, festivals and publications around the world. Furthermore she is the co-founder of the Critical Interface Politics Research Group at HANGAR, Barcelona, and co-founder of The Institute for the Advancement of Popular Automatisms. She is currently a visiting lecturer at Universität Potsdam, Germany; Escola Elisava, Spain and Escola Superior d'Art de Vic, Spain.