4004 creates a link between the explosion of techno-capitalism, the acceleration of climate change and resulting decline of essential ecosystems. The title, 4004, is the name of the first commercial microprocessor created for the Intel Corporation in 1971.
Joana Moll aims to establish a connection between the exponential growth of the microprocessor and the decline in both number and diversity of species – in particular insects. Over the duration of the exhibition, the insects were gradually and generatively superseded by microprocessors reflecting not only on the slow decimation of ecologies, but also the difficulty of visibly representing climate change. A gallery of screen captures documents the online exhibition.
Joana Moll is an artist and researcher based in Barcelona.More on Joana Moll
Suggested Citation:Moll, J. (2021) '4004', The Photographers’ Gallery: Unthinking Photography. Available at: https://unthinking.photography/commissions/4004