Audrey Samson: Politics of Perspective
Artistic research of FRAUD tracing genealogies of carbon and its derivatives
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Perspective has increasingly afforded the surveying, inspection, registration, regulation and pricing of the earth. In this session, Audrey will present the artistic research of FRAUD, which traces a genealogy of carbon and its derivatives. Its conceptualisation, its ‘discovery’, its refining and processing, its financialisation and derivation into predictive systems. We consider the enunciative modality of the computational perspective of machine learning and the resulting patterns of accumulation which form topologies of investment, or divestment, according to valuation in the calculations of finance capital and security. We investigate these patterns that capture and inscribe upon the macro scale of landscapes propelled by micro pixel averaging systems. We also discuss how these datafied topologies may be apprehended through taste and rituals, such as through edible Facebook profiles and digital data funerals.
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Audrey Samson leads the Digital Arts Computing BSc and is a lecturer in Fine Arts (Critical Studies) in the Art Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Resident at the Somerset House Studios, she is a critical technical practitioner in the /métis/ duo FRAUD, which develop forms of art-led inquiry into the multiple scales of power and necropolitics that flow through physical and cultural spaces.
Caption: Goodnight Sweetheart, The right to happiness, FRAUD (Audrey Samson & Francisco Gallardo), 2019, ACC.ACI, photo by Sarah Kim.