ScreenShots: Desire and Automated Image

Free entry

Galleri Image and the Dept. of Digital Design at Aarhus University and Humans and IT Research Programme at Aarhus University, in collaboration with Kunsthal Aarhus, present the one-day symposium:

ScreenShots: Desire and Automated Image

The one-day symposium which accompanies the exhibition ScreenShots: Desire and Automated Image will feature artists and scholars who consider contemporary forms of image making and its computational apparatus. By paying attention to (im)material properties of the post-photographic image they will unpack the relation between desire and automation, uncertainty and labour, self and other, and they will consider images as living and not just moving, operative and not just generative and generated.

Presenters include:
Anna Ridler, Artist (UK), Geoff Cox, Associate Professor (Reader) in Fine Art, Plymouth University, Associate Professor Aarhus University (UK/DK)
Katrina Sluis, Curator Digital Programmes, The Photographers Gallery, London (UK/AU)
Kristoffer Ørum, Artist (DK)
LaTurbo Avedon (avatar artist and curator)
Michael Mandiberg, Artist (US)
Winnie Soon, Assistant Professor, Aarhus University (DK/HK).

The symposium will be in English

Opening performance and private view of the exhibition: Fri, 08.03.2019 17.00-19.00
The exhibition will be shown: 08.03-28.04.2019
Galleri Image, Vestergade 29, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark

Curated by Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver (DK/UK/PL)


10.00–10.30: Arrival and Coffee

10.30-10.45: Welcome and Introduction to ScreenShots: Desire and Automated Image by Beate Cegielska, Director of Galleri Image and Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver, curator of the exhibition/symposium and Assistant Professor at Aarhus University, Digital Design department.

10.45-11.30: Panel 1 (Chaired by Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver)
Geoff Cox: “Seeing Machines and Social Desire”.
Kristoffer Ørum: “It Sings for Us of What We Might Become”.

11.30-12.00: Q&A

12.00-13.15: Lunch Break

13.15-14.00: Panel 2 (Chaired by Søren Pold)
Katrina Sluis: “Fully Automated Luxury Photography Now!”
Winnie Soon: “Operative Screenshots: Sorting The Photographic Slides With An Algorithm”

14.00-14.20 Q&A

14.20-14.50: Coffee break

14.50-15.25: Michael Mandiberg: “Excessive data, emotional data” (+Q&A) (Chaired by: Lea Laura Michelsen)

15.25-16.00: LaTurbo Avedon: “Avatar Identities and Composite Worlds” (+Q&A)

16.00: End of the symposium

17.00-19.00: Opening of the exhibition in Galleri Image with the performance Drawing with Sound by Anna Ridler. You can also receive a tattoo art work as part of Sarah Shorr's
installation of “Saving screens: Temporary Tattoos and other Methods”
while supplies last.

Read more about the symposium and the exhibition on Galleri Image’s website

The symposium is kindly supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, Kulturudviklingspuljen (City of Aarhus), Dept. of Digital Design at Aarhus University, Humans and IT Researchprogramme at Aarhus University, US Embassy Small Grants Program and Grosserer L. F. Foghts Fond.

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