Silicon Succes is a research project based around Silicon (Si), an element of ‘The Periodic Table’. We looked at where the element is produced and what the geopolitics are that surround the element. In first instance, we chose the element because of how much it is currently being used for products like microchips, that power our computers, to menstrual cups, that provide an alternative to tampons or pads. In this way, we are more surrounded by it and dependent on it than we might realize. We concluded that silicon in its element is rather innocent, yet because of its desirability, it holds more power than we might realize. All these aspects are combined into a video installation.
In collaboration with Annegien Schilling and Joanne van der Wal.