FRAUD (Audrey Samson & Francisco Gallardo) is a duo which develop modes of art-led enquiry that examine financialisation through extractive practices and cultivate critical cosmogony building. Audrey leads the Digital Arts Computing programme and is a Senior Lecturer (Critical Studies) in the Art Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Francisco is an architect and geographer who currently teaches in Digital Humanities at King’s College London. He was awarded the Wellcome Trust People Awards (2016) and authored ‘Talking Dirty’ (2016). Somerset House Studio alumni, the duo has been awarded the State of Lower Saxony – HBK Braunschweig Fellowship (2020), the King’s College Cultural Institute Grant (2018), and has been commissioned by the Contemporary Art Archipelago (2022), the Istanbul Design Biennial (2020), and the Cockayne Foundation (2018). FRAUD’s work has been presented at the Salon Suisse (the 57th Venice Biennale), the Whitechapel Gallery, Kunsthall Trondheim, Fotomuseum Winterthur, the Asia Culture Center (ACC), and has been featured in ‘Behind the Smart World’, Radio Canada, and Asia Art Pacific. The duo’s work is part of the permanent collections of the European Investment Bank Institute (LU) and the Art and Nature Center – Beulas Foundation (SP).
The podcast series, developed in conversation with academics, economists, lawyers, activists and journalists, explores how risk associated with the supply of Critical Raw Materials is unevenly shaping international relations while perpetuating colonial legacies in Europe’s periphery and the Global South. The discussions aim to look beyond these extractive practices to the possibility of thinking and doing otherwise.