In 2016 the Working Group on the Anthropocene proposed the declaration to the International Geological Congress of a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene. This proposed geological period displays evidence of profound human impact on the earth: unprecedented extinction rates of plants and animals, increased levels of CO2 from burning fossil fuels, fossil records of microplastics in waterways, fertilizer affecting the nitrogen cycle and permanent records of black carbon in sediment and glacial ice.
Bitumen* is a petroleum based product that feels solid at room temperature yet moves over time. Dark Matter: Anthropocene – We Were Here provides a glimpse of human impact on the earth.
The piece moves from form to formlessness over time.