hyperscale

solo exhibition made in collaboration with philosopher gustav hoder in spanien 19C, aarhus, denmark
materials: video, custom electronics, light, sound, code and network
year: 2021

hyperscale investigates space in between the geopolitical and the personal, in context of the hyperscale data centres currently being constructed in denmark by google, apple and facebook.

aerial photography of the 3 hyperscale datacentres document the massive scale and resource use of these buildings / infrastructures, while the light installation “skyen”, constructed from hundreds of networked microcomputers hanging from the ceiling of the gallery as an abstract data center, give an alternate vision of the network.

in connection with the development of the exhibition the publication "hyperscale: cloud materialities" was produced and released on aleatorik. the publication has contributions from keller easterling, natalie koerner, james maguire, jacob remin and gustav johannes hoder.

video still: google hyperscale datacentre, 46.000m2, taulov / fredericia

thanks to mathilde lesénecal, halfdan mouritzen, benjamin krog asger møller, kim grønborg, nicklas devel, daniel møller ølgaard, alexander munchenberger, eva sommer hansen, and all who participated in the reading circle

created with kind support from the danish arts council, aarhus kulturudviklingspulje and 15. juni fonden