Nicolas Nova & DISNOVATION.ORG (eds.), A Bestiary of Anthropocene, Onomatopee 2021
A BESTIARY OF THE ANTHROPOCENE seeks to capture this precise moment when the biosphere and technosphere merge and mesh into one new hybrid body. What happens when technologies and their unintended consequences become so ubiquitous that it is difficult to define what is “natural” or not? What does it mean to live in a hybrid environment made of organic and synthetic matter? What new specimens are currently populating our planet at the beginning of the 21st century?
Anthropocene On Hold is a bilingual catalogue (English-Greek) created on the occasion of the online exhibition under the same title, organized by Polyeco Contemporary Art Initiative PCAI from May 14, 2020 to February 28, 2021 on PCAI’s YouTube Channel. The Anthropocene (/ænˈθrˈp.əˈsiˈn) was popularised as an environmental term in the dawn of the 21st century by Paul Crutzen, the Dutch Nobel laureate and pioneer on atmospheric chemistry; it constitutes a proposed geological epoch that starts with the beginning of the first important human impact on Earth’s geology and ecosystems, including climate change caused by human activity.
Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier e Edward Burtynsky, Anthropocene, 2019