Image credit: Lauren Huret

swissnex Launches New Online Residency with Artist Lauren Huret

November 2, 2020.

This month, artist Lauren Huret launches into her one year online residency with swissnex San Francisco to continue her research on media bewitchment, illusions of automation and the performative power of images. Throughout the next year, she will focus on recovery and remedy processes from «cursed media» under various forms such as: collective workshops, seminars and panel discussions, calls for participation and performances.

For the past 3 years, the artist has been exploring the work of content moderators, workers who sort out, as a daily practice, the online content posted on different participatory platforms (for example social media). Lauren Huret is raising questions about what she calls «cursed imagery», or problematic images that can have disastrous psychological and physical consequences on humans in the age of «meme warfare» and political misinformation. For the swissnex online residency, she will take the opportunity to share her research and find ways to counter-act the curse, or to break the spell on media bewitchment, by dissecting our beliefs toward technological tools and illusions.

The artist and the institution decided together to launch this one year residency right after the US election, taking advantage of these agitated times to reflect and rethink our use of media (participatory or not), our collective understanding of images, communication tools, art and politics.

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