This event is part of our Past Programme
For this personal guide through the She Who Sees The Unknown archive, artist Morehshin Allahyari walked the audience through the process of archival creation, the image library, and the materials embedded on the website. The She Who Sees The Unknown archive was built in March 2021 with concepts of Digital Colonialism and protection of knowledge in mind. For the first time since its launch, Allahyari shared it's archived contents passing through of the cultural codes and language barriers, revealing what is beyond the surface.
WATCH: Screen Walk with Morehshin Allahyari
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.
Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, writer, and educator. She was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives and struggles in the 21st century. Morehshin is the co-author of The 3D Additivist Cookbook in collaboration with writer/artist Daniel Rourke.