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Dark Content (2015)

A series of video installations about internet content moderators. Contrary to popular belief, the removal of offensive material from the Internet is not carried out by sophisticated algorithms. It is the nerve-wracking, demanding job of thousands of anonymous human beings: people disguised as algorithms.

We have interviewed one hundred moderators, and created videos in which avatars with computer-generated voices speak in their place, recounting memories about content they removed from the web, including pornography, sexual solicitation, racism.

New episodes are released periodically only on the Darknet. To watch them download the Tor Browser and go to http://5cqzpj5d6ljxqsj7.onion

 

Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Ep.1 I would prefer not to include my name
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Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Ep.2 I’m currently living in my car
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Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Ep.3 His reign stops here
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Ep.4 A darker place mentally
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Eva and Franco Mattes, Dark Content

Ep.5 Something wasn’t right
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«A hole would be something. No, it was Nothing. And it got bigger, and bigger…»
Rock Biter, The NeverEnding Story

 

 

 

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Exhibition views, Carroll / Fletcher, London 2016

 

 

 

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Projection, Whitechapel Gallery, London

 

 

Trailer

 

 

Ep. 1, 2, 3 commissioned by Abandon Normal Devices
Ep. 4, 5, 6 commissioned by SECCA