International Festival
of Computer Arts

Project

White Mountain

Artist Emma Charles
White Mountain

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.