Notes by Unknown Author.
A discarded pile of notes and a business card found on the street become the starting point for an investigation.
Deciphering the unknown author’s handwriting reveals a hidden language of places, minerals, processes and strategy, specific to the mining industry. Layers of abstraction mask the reality of the geopolitics, ecological violence, and exploitation of workers who mine conflict minerals. Phrases such as “minimal traceability framework to avoid conflict” are scrawled onto the branded note paper. As the investigator, I am forced to question my own complicity within this system. I write these words on a computer made of lithium and tantalum - whilst such resources are violently extracted in locations obscured, by companies speaking at the conference where these notes were written.