WELCOME TO THE FUTURE [IMPERFECT]
The Anthropocenium is a curated space for ideas, thoughts, art, poetry, writing, inspiration, views and comment. We live in a geo-political era known as the anthropocene. This is our current epoch that dates from the beginning of significant impact on the Earth’s ecosystems by humans. Not only is this relevant to our physical planet but it is also reflected in our art, culture, science, politics and life.
What is this?
This website showcases work from an ongoing art collaboration between Andy Bullock and Agnieszka Studzinska. Read more about the artists here.
On this front page you will find the latest posts.
Click on ‘artblog’ in the top menu to access the full archive, in date order.
Below you will find articles, features and work by other contributors. We hope you will find this curated content interesting in the context of The Anthropocenium and that it provides fuel for thought and discussion.
Further down the page you will find notices in relation to new work, projects and exhibitions.
If you would like to contribute an article or work for publication in The anthropocenium please email us.
The Bone Paintings (2020) work in progress
Acrylic on paper, 42cm x 59cm.
A new body of work from Andy Bullock. These paintings reflect the widely understood notion that in one million years time (the human race will more than likely be extinct) the most significant geological marker that the future’s archeologists are likely to find, as evidence of our occupation of the Earth, will be chicken bones. We currently consume 65 billion birds per year, the majority of which will end up in landfill sites; the perfect environment for future fossilisation.
The topological consequence of being
/ and the space between us
This is the title of a Fine Art Masters Degree research thesis and practice by Andy Bullock being undertaken at the School of Art, Oxford Brookes University.
It is an investigation and artistic interpretation of the work of genius mathematician Clifford Hugh Dowker (1912 – 1982) and in particular his ‘Notes on Sheaf Theory’ published in 1956 which has become a seminal text on the subject of topology. He also posited the notion of a ‘Dowker Space’, an abstract topological space that bears his name to this day.
A new poetry film by bullock+studzinskza.
The poem ‘Foundations’, written and spoken by Agnieszka Studzinska and set against weaving, opaque, abstract imagery and sound by Andy Bullock.
The poem is from a new body of work from Studzinska’s third book, The Branches of a House which explores and questions the poet’s relationship to the image and notion of home in poetry.
‘Wytham Experiment (red)’
Triptych by Andy Bullock 2019 – three large scale giclee prints with silkscreened colour block
(click on image to enlarge)
[a brief retrospective]
Including archive material from exhibitions, art publications and manifestos (click image to view).
Some of the image files are low resolution – the originals currently being held in storage.
‘So you think you know me? – yeah, right’ 2002 60cm x 120cm C type photo diptych
Call for submissions
The Anthropocenium is a new venture creating an original space for thought provoking content – part art gallery, part blog, part magazine. If you have an article or work you think would fit into the website’s ethos and be of interest to our audience then please send us your idea by email here and we will get back to you. Please remember The Anthropocenium is a curated space and we cannot guarantee publishing every submission. Thank you.