We Are All Carbon by Molly Macleod 4 (2021) by Molly MacleodGlobal Design Graduate Show
We Are All Carbon - Biological matter used to amplify sound
Designed by Molly Macleod, 'We Are All Carbon' won the Digital Arts Category in the Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with Gucci 2021.
Can the waste materials we shed from our bodies become a part of our technological future? For 'We Are All Carbon', Molly's own biological matter is repurposed to amplify sound. One year’s worth of hair and nails, shed and collected, are cremated to form carbon granules.
Vibrations passing through these granules create a transducer that converts electrical signals into sound.
We Are All Carbon by Molly Macleod 6 (2021) by Molly MacleodGlobal Design Graduate Show
Through the past year of restricted access Molly Macleod's focus has turned inward, unable to collaborate tangibly with others her own body became her site of practice, amplifying her voice through her own recycled biomaterial.
We Are All Carbon by Molly Macleod 7 (2021) by Molly MacleodGlobal Design Graduate Show
"Since graduation I have worked extensively with UCL and the WEISS Centre, bridging the communication gap between researchers and patients and exploring the use of medical data in AI. I have also won the the Labverde Arts & Ecology residency."
We Are All Carbon by Molly Macleod 1 (2021) by Molly MacleodGlobal Design Graduate Show
“I will be travelling to the Brazilian rainforest to realise my soil ecology project 'Terra Preta' which explores the use of the earth beneath our feet as a a source of untapped electricity alongside ancient amazonian techniques of carbon sequestering and soil enrichment."
"I have also been creating a body of work called 'Leave No Trace' for a solo exhibition at Oriel Y Parc Environmental Centre and become an integral part of the artistic direction team for the On Lands Edge festival in Pembrokeshire." - Molly Macleod
FIRST NAME: MOLLY
LAST NAME: MACLEOD
UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE: CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS UAL
COURSE / PROGRAM: ART AND SCIENCE MA
SPECIALISMS: SOUND ART / ART PERFORMANCE / SUSTAINABLE DESIGN
WEBSITE: We Are All Carbon by Molly Macleod