This event is part of our Past Programme
Stefan Karrer took the audience through a tour of the legendary Calypso Cave, through its representation on Instagram and other online platforms. His image collection spans more than 10 years of posts tagged #calypsocave that document the unofficial “relocation” of the legend of Calypso to a nearby cave in Malta. Through different readings of these photographs and their accompanying captions, the artist reveals how the logics of influencer visual culture modify reality and create a new myth within a myth.
Stefan Karrer is a Swiss artist based in Basel and Vienna. His artistic practice focuses on the politics and poetics of internet culture, spanning from appropriation of digital content to audiovisual computational performances. He completed his BA in Sound Art and MA in Contemporary Arts Practice at the Bern University of the Arts. In 2017 he was awarded the Basel Media Art Prize. He has shown his works at Les Rencontres d'Arles, C/O Berlin, Centre Culturel Suisse (Paris), Kunstraum Niederösterreich (Wien), Fotomuseum Winterthur, Kunsthalle Basel, Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie (Mannheim), HEK, Basel and many other venues.