the Novacene is
a body of work based upon the exploration of scientist James Lovelock’s theory
for the future of the Earth. Within the epoch of the Novacene, Lovelock
theorises that hyperintelligent machines will be the next dominant species of
beings on the earth, and that like humans, they will alter the Earth to suit
their needs. This work attempts to visually explore this transition and the
changes to the natural landscape.
the use of the analogue print, the work tries to evoke a sense of the truth,
while mixing with elements of digital manipulation within what is implemented
into the landscape. The truth of the photograph is explored, as well as how we
cannot present the future in the image. The work simultaneously represents the
past, the present and the future in theory.