WATCH: Screen Walk with Lauren Huret
Watch Lauren Huret in a live-streamed online expedition
Lauren Huret shared her research on the hidden work of content moderators, and the power of traumatising images. Bringing questions of agency and control, her explorations reveal the labour force tasked with watching high volumes of images from social media, often found disturbing, and how these workers are silenced by the companies who employ them. In this Screen Walk, participants were invited to remotely log into the artist's own computer and investigated her content on their own, while the artist invisibly moderate them.
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.
Lauren Huret (born 1984 in Paris) lives in Geneva, Switzerland. Her work, mainly composed of videos, installations, performances and collages, is based on an on-going examination of the influence of media and tech culture on belief systems. She has exhibited at Kunsthaus Langenthal, Hard Hat Gallery in Geneva, La Panacée in Montpellier, Copenhagen Contemporary, at Centre d'art contemporain de Genève, at Centre Culturel Suisse in Paris, at the Haus der Elektronischen Kunste in Basel, at Jeu de Paume in Paris, among others. Recent performances have been at Kunstverein Goetthingen in Germany, the Swiss Performance Prize at the Kunstmuseum in Lucerne, at the Schinkel Pavilion in Berlin, at the théâtre de l'Usine Geneva, at the festival Les Urbaines à l'Arsenic in Lausanne, for the international organization ICRC in Turkey and in London.