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Upstream engages with covert, ‘black-boxed’ data centres - remote and highly secure sites, obscured from maps and incredibly difficult to gain access to. They are the physical locations of intensive computational processing that prop up the digital infrastructure of contemporary life. New computer simulation, photographic, and video works, created from fieldwork and site visits to Iceland and the UK, problematise the notion of the ‘green’ data centre and explore the intensive energy requirements of bitcoin mining and mass digital image production for cinema and VFX industries.

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Artist(s): Davoll J, Dolan P, Howson P

Publication type: Exhibition

Publication status: Published

Year: 2022

Number of Pieces: 5

Venue: XL Gallery

Location: UK

Media of Output: Mixed media