Origin Storiesa more-than-human perspective
The way to talk about the Anthropocene is to not talk about it (at least not directly). Instead I use seeds, potatoes, and time to explore and acknowledge the histories and memories of the worlds beyond our own.
Origin Stories describe how our reality came into existence. If we were to trace back the origins of the Anthropocene, we would land in 1610 when Christopher Columbus was granted the privilege of discovery, and right to conquest the lands of the natives. But what our Origin Story doesn’t reveal is that through this mixing of previously separate worlds came a project to arrange, order, and categorise non-human beings.