a yearlong photographic meditation on the search for co-existence with mother earth
The Anthropocene Mountain video and photographic meditation addresses 8 billion people on the planet through a deep look at one city, Chicago, as representative of major cities globally, considered in relation to the air, water, and the earth that it touches. Photographed as so many have captured mountain ranges or vast forests. But this is manmade, as are most of the threats facing not only our civilization but our very planet. Scientists have discussed naming this post-Holocene epoch, the Anthropocene era. This would signify that for the first time in the earth’s history man has inalterably impacted our planet’s geology, ecology and atmosphere.
Anthropocene Mountain looks at the city every day of 2020, a year of pandemic. A year the streets were emptied. Air travel almost stopped. Lights in the buildings darkened. Forests burned, its smoke shrouding this city in a strange orange haze. Water levels rising. Temporarily, noticeably cleaner air. There has been enormous human loss of life and civil unrest. Yet there has been wonder in the sky. The appearance of the Neowise Comet. Numerous meteor showers. A full solar eclipse, and Jupiter and Saturn aligned as the Christmas Star.
While critical action is necessary to address environmental change, the purpose of Anthropocene Mountain is to explore the interdependence of cities, people, cultures, and wild places. To bring awareness to the relationship of all the elements on, in, and around the planet.
It is meant to inspire reflection, thought and ultimately action.
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