Posts Tagged ‘Anthropocene’

Age of Anthropocene: Art highlights human destruction of Earth

By Jesse Tahirali & Marlene Leung CTV News Rainbow mountains of coloured plastic. Artificial cliffs carved into a coal mine. Sheets of pale dirt shaved clean from a shrinking forest. Humanity’s fingerprints are pressed all over the Earth’s surface, and famed Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky is putting them on full display at the Art Gallery of Ontario…

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The directing trio behind Anthropocene hope you walk away enlightened and transformed

By Chris Knight | National Post The three directors of Anthropocene: The Human Epoch are trying to describe the editing process required to bring an estimated 375 hours –15 days! – of footage down to a 90-minute documentary. Jennifer Baichwal likens it to a jigsaw puzzle. “Some people have the picture right there,” she says. “And some people…

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New exhibit Anthropocene opens at the Art Gallery of Ontario

Metro Morning with Matt Galloway A new art exhibition opens today at the AGO, looking at how humans have irreversibly transformed the planet. We hear from the three artists at the centre of the project: photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmakers filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier. Listen here.

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Toronto’s most famous photographer brings stunning images to the AGO

By Amy Carlberg | BlogTO Edward Burtynsky has arrived at the AGO along with collaborators Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier in a sprawling exhibit that explores the impact humans have had on the earth. In Anthropocene, chilling yet beautiful images come to life through large scale photography, video and augmented reality installations. Check out the photo gallery here.

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Human-altered landscapes: visions of the Anthropocene

By Zoë Ducklow | National Gallery of Canada Magazine It was two years ago, while hovering over the Niger Delta in a two-dollar-per-second rented helicopter that Edward Burtynsky saw an oil-soaked scene of apocalyptic scale. Images of oily waterways flicker in dull rainbow hues; landscapes shine black and are littered with scorched trees; a boat speeds…

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Anthropocene reveals the scale of Earth’s existential crisis

By Kevin Ritchie NOW Toronto Can a geological epoch become a household word? For the last 12,000-odd years, the earth enjoyed the Holocene, the period of stable climate since the end of the last ice age. Nearly two decades ago, scientists popularized the term Anthropocene to describe the new period we are believed to have…

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Apocalypse Now

By Mark Pupo | Toronto Life Over the past 40 years, the photographer Edward Burtynsky has hunted down the world’s largest marble quarries, clear-cut forests and solar power fields. His super-sized shots showcase our ravenous appetite for Earth’s resources—Burtynsky is a war photographer of natural landscapes. For his latest project, Anthropocene, he reunited with his frequent collaborators, filmmakers…

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Living in the Anthropocene, the human epoch

By Alexandra Pope | Canadian Geographic Climate change, extinctions, invasive species, the terraforming of land, the redirection of water: all are evidence of the ways human activity has shaped and continues to shape Earth’s natural processes. Scientists have coined a word to describe this unprecedented age of human impact on the planet: the Anthropocene. Although not yet officially…

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Cinefest: Stark warning amidst beauty

By Mary Keown | The Sudbury Star  There is a scene in Anthropocene: The Human Epoch during which a man nonchalantly jumps off the ladder of an excavator. It is the largest excavator in the world and as the camera pans outward, you realize just how enormous this piece of equipment really is. This excavator, which…

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TIFF Review: ‘Anthropocene: The Human Epoch’

By Patrick Mullen | Point of View Magazine  Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky, Nicholas de Pencier document the devastating consequences of human activity in Anthropocene. In a way, they’ve been documenting it for nearly fifteen years. Anthropocene is the third installment in the team’s epic trilogy of spectacular environmental essay films that began with Manufactured Landscapes (2006) andWatermark (2013). The latest film is…

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These photos show just how much damage humans have done to the planet

Phosphor Tailings Pond #4, Near Lakeland, Florida, USA 2012. A photograph by Edward Burtynsky from The Anthropocene Project

By Adele Peters | Fast Company At the Dandora landfill in Nairobi–which officially shut down in 2012, but where people haven’t stopped dumping trash–some mounds made mostly of plastic bags rise 15 feet high. In Edward Burtynsky’s new photo book, Anthropocene, the landfill represents the idea of “technofossils”–human-made objects, from plastic to mobile phones and cement, that…

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Edward Burtynsky’s Anthropocene premieres at TIFF

By Jessica Wei | Post City Toronto The renowned Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky’s career has traced the movement of humans on this earth through the industrial footprint we’ve left on it. Now, his career culminates in his latest work, Anthropocene. The new multi-disciplinary art, publishing and film project, in collaboration with director Jennifer Baichwal and cinematographer Nicholas…

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