The workshop language will be English
November 17, 2022
ZeM – Brandenburgisches Zentrum für Medienwissenschaften
Hermann-Elflein-Straße 18, 14467 Potsdam & Livestream at co-digital.org (we are not sure how well the stream will work. Come in person if this is feasible for you!).
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The workshop “The Photographer’s Guide to Los Santos” will take participants on a tour of Los Santos, the simulated version of Los Angeles in the game Grand Theft Auto V. The event will combine a tour of the locations where the most important artistic works of in-game photography have been created, with photographic re-enactment ‘missions’, where the participants will recreate the artworks. Through this hybrid format, participants will learn about different artists and photographic practices within computer games and will explore first-hand how to document virtual worlds through a simulated smartphone camera.
Marco De Mutiis
The workshop will be facilitated by Marco De Mutiis. He who works as Digital Curator at Fotomuseum Winterthur and is currently a PhD researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University. His research focuses on the relationship between computer games and photography, and its implication in the field of digital and networked images. Together with Matteo Bittanti, he has recently curated the exhibition How to Win at Photography – Image-making as Play.
Capturing the (Game) World
The series offers insightful talks about the practice, aesthetics, and history of In-Game Photography as well as hands-on workshops to explore photography in games and in-game photographic techniques.