Screen Shot-sessions

Screen Shots was a series of 3 talks over two events with artists who work and experiment with contemporary apparatus of image making.
30-10-2018 - 09-11-2018
Screen Shot-sessions
Gareth Damien Martien, Rosa Menkman, Mario Klingemann
Screen Shots was a series of 3 talks over two events with artists who work and experiment with contemporary apparatus of image making. The screen defines the field where human and machinic gaze conincide, yet what they see is not the same. What images are created, with what means and by who are the questions that are addressed through presentations of different practices of image making and creation which engage in-game photography, neural networks and artificial intelligence, and screen resolutions.  


- Gareth Damian Martin: Possible Spaces. 30 October, Kunsthal Aarhus, 16.00-18.00:

Touching on the recent trend of game photography as a popular cultural practice as well as its potential as a critical mode of understanding game spaces, Gareth discussed how game photography can inform new conceptions of virtual space.

Gareth Damian Martin is a writer, game designer and artist.

- Rosa Menkman and Mario Klingemann. 9 November, Kunsthal Aarhus, 17.00-19.00:

Rosa Menkman: Untie&&Dis/Solve: Digital Resolutions

Menkman talked about current forms and consequenses of image resolution. She touched on how a resolution is a compromise between different actors, and how the cost of all of these media resolutions - standards encapsulated inside standard encapsulations - is that we have gradually become unaware of the choices and compromises they represent.

Since 2018 Menkman is Vertretungsprofessur Neue Medien | Visuelle Kommunikationat the Kunsthochschule Kassel.

Mario Klingeman: Instruments of Creation (Neurography):

Klingemann talked about his work with neural networks. He has been experimenting with the possibilities to create visual art with artificial neural networks for several years and is beginning to understand the potential and limitations of these instruments. In his talk he gave insights into his process and show some of the latest developments in this fast-moving field.

Mario Klingemann is an artist working with algorithms and data. 


The series of talks wascurated by Magda Tyżlik-Carver, Assitant Professor in the department of Digital Design and Information Studies, at Aarhus University, in collaboration with Galleri Image and Kunsthal Aarhus and with support from Humans and IT Research Centre and Digital Aesthetics research group at Aarhus University. Screen Shots is a part of a research project entitled Screen Shots: Desire and Automated Image which investigates image as hybrid, networked and performed by human and nonhuman agents. Part of the project is a symposium and an exhibition which will take place in Galleri Image in March and April 2019.