FRAUD: Post-Rural Carbon Ecologies

The Rural

  • FRAUD Post-Rural Carbon Ecologies

    Courtesy of FRAUD

Past Event

This event was on Thu 25 Oct 2018, 7pm

Continuing our series on The Rural, this event considers the politics of ecology, interrogating the rural as a site of vast environmental and social complexity.

Artist duo FRAUD performatively present their ongoing art-led inquiry Carbon Derivatives, which investigates forests and foreshores as salvage sites for carbon, unearthing the systemic violence of the green economy. The talk considers the genealogy of ‘the rural’ through forestry from Finland to the UK, revealing their vast entanglements from the financialisation of carbon to nationalistic ideologies.

Followed by tar ice cream and carbon cocktails.


Art-research duo (Audrey Samson + Francisco Gallardo). Their backgrounds include computational culture, critical technical practices, post-colonial and critical feminism, performance, design and space system engineering. They develop forms of art-led inquiry into the multiples scales of power, governability that flow through physical and cultural landscapes. Their practice is currently focused on exploring forms of slow violence and death embedded in, for instance, the entanglement between archiving practices and technical objects, the diminishing negantropism of global trade, systems of production after erasure, and alluring myths of ecological cosmopolitanism.