ANTHROPOCENE

"Yet there is another loop, the dark-ecological loop: a strange loop. A strange loop is one in which two levels that appear utterly separate flip into one another. Consider the dichotomy between moving and being still. In Lewis Carroll's haunting story, Alice tries to leave the Looking Glass House. She sets off through the fornt garden, yet she finds herself returning to the front door via that very movement. A strange loop is weirdly weird: a turn of events that has an uncanny appearance. And this defines emerging ecological awerness occuring to "civilixed" people at this moment" T. Morthon, Dark Ecology, 2016

 

The project uses industrial design and video mapping techniques to create a thought-provoking installation which is meant to encourage visitors to reflect on the changes brought about by the Anthropocene epoch in the last fifty years.

The Anthropocene in a proposed geologic term for an epoch that begins when human activities have had a significant global impact on the Earth's ecosystems. The effects of the accelerating human changes are not clearly discernible at the Earth system level. Many key indicators of the functioning of the Earth system are now showing responses that are, at least in part, driven by the changing human imprint on the planet. The human imprint influences all the components of the global environment- oceans, coastal zone, atmosphere and land.

Installation espesifically discuss Great Acceleration that had happened on four earth spheres - hydrosphere, lithosphere, biosphere and atmosphere. It highlights the growth of population, water use, atmospheric CO2 concentration and domesticated land.

The installation was prepared in cooperation with the Copernicus Science Center in Warsaw and exhibited during the Przemiany Festival in 2016.

Master thesis project in the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw