Joana Moll is a Barcelona/Berlin-based artist and researcher. Her work critically explores the way techno-capitalist narratives affect the alphabetization of machines, humans, and ecosystems. Her main research topics include Internet geopolitics, data materiality, surveillance, techno colonialism, online tracking, social profiling, and interfaces. Her work is available at janavirgin.com.
AZ: MOVE AND GET SHOT
A net-based work created entirely by algorithms that have been automatically collecting images of six surveillance cameras placed on the US/Mexico Border from 2011 until 2014.
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 Over the duration of the exhibition, the insects will be gradually and generatively superseded by microprocessors reflecting not only on the slow decimation of ecologies, but also the difficulty of visibly representing climate change.