Naomi White

Time Capsules from the Anthropocene

Laws, societal norms, and culture in the Anthropocene view nature only in relation to how it serves humanity. Today, animals and their environments have no legal rights of their own, unless the extinction of animals, forests or oceans affects humans.

Capitalism is accelerating climate change through its innate need for more and more through inequity, patriarchy and dominance thinking. Thousands of animal species have gone extinct in our lifetime because of us. This stress influences us in everything we do and see.

The effects of our species are written into the rocks. Rocks are the black boxes, databases, cameras, recording our maniacal drive towards extinction. These pictures are visual constructions of what data might look like and say about this moment on earth.

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