White Mountain is a 16mm docu-fiction film focusing on the Pionen data centre. This former Cold War era civil defence bunker was redesigned by architect Albert Frances-Lanord in 2008 into a data centre, housing servers for clients which once included WikiLeaks and PirateBay. Located 30 meters under the granite rocks of Vita Bergen Park in Stockholm, the subterranean data centre has been designed with direct references to science fiction films such as‘Silent Running’. Playing on the science fiction aesthetic, White Mountain uncovers the varying forms of temporality brought about through an exploration of data space and geology.
Emma Charles (GB, b.1985) is a London-based artist.Working with photography, sound and moving image, her research areas include architecture, digital cultures, media archeology, economics and temporality. She works both in analogue and digital formats which is often mediated by the subject in which the physical and material focus of the work become implicit in the aesthetic process. Built on the structural language of documentary, her work often plays with the blurred lines between documentary and fiction. www.emma-charles.com
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