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ART: Homo Sapiens by Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Yesterday, here in the city where they awaited the end of the world in On The Beach, it was too hot to do anything but sit in front of a series of mechanical fans. Thankfully my friend Steen (@mediapathic) brought a piece of post-human art to my attention, something that proved to be a most welcome distraction…

Geyrhalter goes beyond ruin porn to a sustained meditation on the post-human state; his film is perhaps inspired by Claude Lévi-Strauss’s remark: “The world began without man, and it will complete itself without him.”

Source: The Guardian

“The Anthropocene is an antianthropocentric concept because it enables us to think the human species not as an ontically given thing I can point to, but as a hyperobject that is real yet inaccessible.” ~ Timothy Morton, Dark Ecology.

Homo Sapiens is ninety unrelenting minutes of being confronted by the Anthropocene.

Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s documentary shows us the world humanity made, minus its creator, in the early stages of decay.

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