HKW Haus der Kulturen der Welt

Anthropocene Observatory

26 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2014

Armin Linke, Mountain with Antennas, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2006
26 April 2013 - 31 December 2014

This project will develop film productions on questions and implications of the thesis of the Anthropocene.

In several film episodes the Anthropocene Observatory will explore scenes and scenarios of a geological age. How is planet Earth becoming an object of planning?

Operating as an observatory, a composition of documentary practices, discourses and interventions, the project traces the formation of the Anthropocene thesis. Information about scientific research is acquired, registered, evaluated, processed, stored, archived, organised and re-distributed across a number of specific international agencies and organisations. These behind-the-scenes processes that lead to the equally complex decision making procedures form new discourses and figures of shift. They are documented in a series of short films, interviews and documentary materials: the project produces an image of the unfolding of the thesis of the Anthropocene in its many streams of influence.

A project by: Territorial Agency, Armin Linke and Anselm Franke

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