20 October: FRAUD (FRan Gallardo + AUDrey Samson) and Guido Rudolphi in conversation by ArtReview published on 2017-11-08T14:30:27Z 'Carbon Derivatives' engages with material and cultural discourses that legitimise green trade and the affective powers that emerge from it, using cloud cocktails(prepared using real smoke) as carbonic material to think with. The current epoch undergoing northern climate change and globalised anthropogenic impact can be putatively defined by the affective power embedded in flows of carbon and carbon derivatives: hydrocarbons fuelling engines or metabolic processes, and financial trading systems such as green bonds, or emissions trading systems (ETS). Utilising trees as carbon storage has the effect of reducing their biological function to a commodity for the service economy, framing carbon as both material and economy. This argument facilitates the replacement of boreal forest by industrial forests, with more efficient carbon yield. In turn, these efficient storage sites increase a country’s collateral for the emissions trade. This carbon market is contentiously emerging, while simultaneously destroying ecosystems and indigenous knowledge systems. As the Swiss Emissions Trading System is being linked to that of the EU, this event aims at examining some of the repercussions or the so-called ‘slow violence’ compounded from this marriage of markets. 'Carbon Derivatives' was developed in partnership with the British Council, Helsinki International Artist Programme (HIAP), Helsinki Design Week (HDW) and Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture.