(n) The proposed current geological epoch, in which humans are the primary cause of permanent planetary change.

We have reached an unprecedented moment in planetary history. Humans now arguably change the Earth and its processes more than all other natural forces combined. Climate change, extinctions, invasive species, technofossils, anthroturbation, terraforming of land, and redirection of water are all part of the indelible human signature.

The Anthropocene Project is a multidisciplinary body of work from world-renowned collaborators Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal. Combining art, film, virtual reality, augmented reality, and scientific research, the project investigates human influence on the state, dynamic and future of the Earth.






Anthropocene, L’impronta Umana Sulla Terra

May 19, 2019

By Daniele Del Moro | Green Planet News Alla FONDAZIONE MAST [Manifattura di Arti, Sperimentazione e Tecnologia] di Bologna arriva in anteprima in Europa la mostra che indaga l’impatto dell’uomo sul pianeta attraverso le straordinarie immagini di Edward Burtynsky, i filmati di Jennifer Baichwal e Nicholas de Pencier e le esperienze immersive di realtà aumentata Anthropocene, la mostra…

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Burtynsky con Baichwal e de Pencier al Mast

May 15, 2019

35 fotografie, 4 enormi murales, alcune videoinstallazioni e 3 installazioni di realtà aumentata By Monica Poggi | Il Giornale dell’Arte numero 397, maggio 2019 Bologna. Siamo nell’Antropocene, vale a dire: stiamo distruggendo il nostro pianeta. Ce lo ripetono scienziati e ricercatori, lo urlano le proteste giovanili in piazza e da qualche anno lo sottolineano  anche gli…

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The Anthropocene Project

May 14, 2019

By Daniel Nash | Billionaire A highly-anticipated multimedia project documents the indelible human footprint on the Earth. From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60 percent of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia’s Ural Mountains, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia,…

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Edward Burtynsky, le Yann Arthus-Bertrand de la fin du monde

May 6, 2019

By Margaux Dussert | L’ADN Les images du photographe Edward Burtynsky ont des allures de peintures abstraites. Avec elles, c’est la dévastation de la Terre par nos industries que ce dernier enregistre : une réalité de pétrole, de métal, de pelleteuses et d’épaves. L’anthropocène vu du ciel en somme. J’ai toujours été frappé par ce paradoxe :…

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An Artful Invocation

April 18, 2019

Muse Magazine A few months ago, I stepped inside one of my favourite places. As an Art History major, the AGO feels like nothing short of a home. During this final year of my studies, the topic of public engagement has been particularly relevant, especially as we broach discussions of what comes next for our…

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Anthropocene (Goose Lane Editions) Wins Canadian Museums Association Award

April 18, 2019

Anthropocene (Goose Lane Editions, 2018) is the winner of Outstanding Achievement in Research in the art category by the Canadian Museums Association. The award, presented in Toronto on April 17th at the AMA’s 2019 National Conference, was the latest honour for the book, film and gallery project, which was deemed by judges as “nationally significant and exceeded the current standard of…

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‘Anthropocene’ Tops Canadian Screen Award Doc Winners

April 1, 2019

By Pat Mullen | Point of View Magazine Jennifer Baichwal, Nick de Pencier, and Ed Burtynsky are triple crown winners! The team scored its third win from the Canadian Academy when Anthropocene: The Human Epoch took the Ted Rogers Award for Best Documentary Feature at last night’s Canadian Screen Awards. The filmmakers previously won the Genie for 2006’s Manufactured…

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Reel Causes to screen Anthropocene documentary and address waste reduction in Vancouver

April 1, 2019

By Craig Takeuchi | The Georgia Straight A critically acclaimed documentary about the impact of human activity upon the Earth will provide talking points for how to address local problems about waste. Reel Causes, which holds film screenings with panel discussions to address social issues, will be holding a screening of the Canadian documentary Anthropocene: The Human Epoch at 7…

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“How are we part of nature, and we act like we’re not?” – An Interview with Jennifer Baichwal

April 1, 2019

Doc10 Since her stunning 2006 documentary “Manufactured Landscapes,” Jennifer Baichwal has emerged as one of the cinema’s most foremost poets of ecological devastation. Made in collaboration with Canadian photographer and artist Edward Burtynsky, famous for his large-scale photographs of industrial landscapes, Baichwal’s recent films show the startling visual evidence of humankind’s impact on the planet.…

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Crave Original Documentaries SHARKWATER EXTINCTION and ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH Anchor Earth Day on Crave, April 22

March 19, 2019

TORONTO (March 19, 2019) – As Canadians prepare to celebrate the best in documentary filmmaking at this year’s Hot Docs Festival, Bell Media’s Crave, home to an unmatched collection of more than 500 documentaries, commemorates Earth Day with two powerful and moving original documentaries from some of Canada’s most prolific and celebrated filmmakers. Read the…

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