This event is part of our Past Programme
Travelling in the time of coronavirus can be complicated and it’s been a while since “where should I travel to next?” has felt like a question within reach.
Dream no further, artist Anna Ehrenstein will take you to the orientalist lands of Tripadvisor, Airbnb and Turbosquid to look at the ways these platforms and the images they reproduce, distribute and rank the algorithmic perpetuation of ways the Other is formed today.
Based on an introduction to her work cycle “A Lotus Is A Lotus” we will examine how phenomena like generalization, exotification or a patronizing perspective towards a cultural group are embodied and become a corporeal quality. Keep your login data handy, it’s time to visit an imagined Orient, Gizeh and the British Museum.
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.
Anna Ehrenstein works in transdisciplinary artistic practice with an emphasis on research and mediation. She is using print, video, installation, social moments or sculpture to reverberate the intersections and divergences of high and low cultures and their socio-economic and bio-political constitutions. Raised and living between Germany and Albania, realities and reflections around migration-related visual culture, diasporic narrations, networked images and the class hierarchy of pixels form main foci due to her own intercultural experiences.