This event is part of our Past Programme
How can art and culture offer online spaces outside of corporate platforms and infrastructures, and what does it involve? Aymeric Mansoux and Roel Roscam Abbing took the audience through the challenges and opportunities of self-managed cooperative online services and networked infrastructures where images take up most of their traffic. Showcasing different online platforms and tools, the artists presented alternative, open and collaborative possibilities. The Screen Walk offered practitioners and institutions ways to reclaim autonomy free from data colonialism and networked economic systems.
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.
Aymeric Mansoux has been messing around with computers and networks for far too long. He was a founding member of server based collective GOTO10 (FLOSS+Art, Puredyne, make art festival). Recent collaborations include: The SKOR Codex, an archive about the impossibility of archiving; What Remains, an 8-bit video game about the manipulation of public opinion and whistleblowing for the NES; and LURK, a server infrastructure for discussions around net/computational art, culture, and politics. Aymeric received his PhD from the Centre for Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths University of London for his investigation of the techno-legal forms of social organisation within free and open source based cultural practices. Aymeric currently runs the Experimental Publishing master course (XPUB) at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam.
Roel Roscam Abbing is currently a PhD candidate at Malmö University’s department of Interaction Design. There he researches alternative social media, on-line federation and community-owned digital infrastructure. Furthermore, he works as an artist and designer with a practice engaged with network infrastructures, the politics of technology and do-it-yourself approaches.