James Davoll, Paul Dolan, Pete Howson.
Ex Libris Gallery, King Edward VII Building, Newcastle University,
30th March – 8th April 2022
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.