Through her artistic research Joana Moll investigates the materiality of the internet, its infrastructural elements and the invisible processes that have a social, economic and ecological impact that often go completely unnoticed.
Her latest project, in which she is still working at the moment, is called Carbolytics and she is carrying it out in collaboration with the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
Carbolytics investigates the ecological footprint of advertising cookies. These pieces of data, which may seem at once threatening, annoying and even insignificant, are also energy consumers that have both an ecological and economic cost, which in the end, we the users pay.
Joana Moll will present the project together with Patricio Reyes, computer scientist at the BSC’s Scientific Data Visualization department. This group works on creating visual and algorithmic tools to analyze and study large volumes of data, helping extract knowledge from complex sources and produce better informed decisions.
Carbolytics has been commissioned by Aksioma – Institute for Contemporary Art, Ljubljana. In the frame of konS – Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art.
Supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the European Regional
Development Fund of the European Union, and in collaboration with Sónar+D and Barcelona
Presented by Aksioma in collaboration with Elevate Festival.