FUTURE STONES – NEW GEOLOGY

These future stones are part of the 'New Geology' project. They are made out of artificial materials like textile, chemical resins, glass fiber, plastics, foam, alumium, steel.
What is our perception of nature in this Antropocene era? The Anthropocene is an informal geologic chronological term for the epoch that began when human activities had a global impact on the Earth. In order to do design everything around us we are depleting earth resources and polluting our planet. Thereby we are all participating in changing nature and the planetary landscape.
Nature is no longer the historical nature from 1000 years ago. It changes and transforms with us in our industrial evolution (Koert van Mensvoort). Along with this evolution, also our notion of nature has to change. When we embrace this new Antropocene nature we can create something positive out of it.
In this project I am 'mining' for speculations of what the future minerals and Antropocene earth layer would look like. Looking at these geology specimens in a way that they can become our future materials, functioning as a new resource.
I created this project as an assignment for the minor New Frontiers at Willem de Kooning academy in Rotterdam. / 2015