A Silent Opera for Anthropogenic Mass – collective listening session with Joana Moll
with Joana Moll
Accessible via a web-based app and activated on Tempelhofer Feld’s upper landing strip, A Silent Opera for Anthropogenic Mass is a sonic account of the collapse of the Earth’s ecosystem. The installation and opera by Joana Moll is a soundscape that brings to our ear the unrestrained production of anthropogenic mass – the collective weight of the environment built by humans that since 2020 exceeds the total biomass of our planet.
The collective listening session and introduction to the work held by artist Joana Moll in conversation with Lorena Juan, curator of Out of Scale, will guide the audience through the installation, challenging the listeners to question ways of sensing the scale of ecosystem transformation.
Joana Moll is a Barcelona / Berlin based artist and researcher. Her work critically explores the way techno-capitalist narratives affect the alphabetization of machines, humans and ecosystems. Her main research topics include Internet materiality, surveillance, online tracking, social profiling, and interfaces. Furthermore She is the co-founder of the Critical Interface Politics Research Group at HANGAR [Barcelona] and co-founder of The Institute for the Advancement of Popular Automatisms.