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Bestario

of anthropogenic creatures

Onomatopee 188
Equally inspired by medieval bestiaries and observations of our damaged planet, BESTIARIO is a compilation of hybrid creatures of our time. Designed as a field handbook, it aims at helping us observe, navigate, and orientate into the increasingly artificial fabric of the world.

Plastiglomerates, surveillance robot dogs, fordite, artificial grass, antenna trees, Sars-Covid-2, decapitated mountains, drone-fighting eagles, standardised bananas… each of these specimens are both symptomatic of the rapidly transforming “post-natural” era we live in. Often without us even noticing them, these creatures exponentially spread and co-exist with us.

BESTIARIO seeks to capture this precise moment when the biosphere and technosphere merge and mesh into one new hybrid body. What happens when technologies and their unintended consequences become so ubiquitous that it is difficult to define what is “natural” or not? What does it mean to live in a hybrid environment made of organic and synthetic matter? What new specimens are currently populating our planet at the beginning of the 21st century?

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Onomatopee 188, Nicolas Nova, Nicolas Maigret, Maria Roszkowska, 2020

Bestiary of the Anthropocene

Equally inspired by medieval bestiaries and observations of our damaged planet, Bestiary of the Anthropocene is a compilation of hybrid creatures of our time. Designed as a field handbook, it aims at helping us observe, navigate, and orientate into the increasingly artificial fabric of the world.

Plastiglomerates, surveillance robot dogs, fordite, artificial grass, antenna trees, Sars-Covid-2, decapitated mountains, drone-fighting eagles, standardised bananas… each of these specimens are both symptomatic of the rapidly transforming “post-natural” era we live in. Often without us even noticing them, these creatures exponentially spread and co-exist with us.

Bestiary of the Anthropocene seeks to capture this precise moment when the biosphere and technosphere merge and mesh into one new hybrid body. What happens when technologies and their unintended consequences become so ubiquitous that it is difficult to define what is “natural” or not? What does it mean to live in a hybrid environment made of organic and synthetic matter? What new specimens are currently populating our planet at the beginning of the 21st century?
Type
softcover
Dimensions
148 x 210 mm / 5.8 x 8.3 inches (portrait)
ISBN
978-94-93148-44-4
Editor
Nicolas Nova, Disnovation.org
Graphic
Disnovation.org
Language
English
Release date
28/08/2020
Binding
sewn and glued
Color
1 PMS silver
Printer
Cassochrome, Waregem (BE)
Production assistant
Dasha Ilina
Illustrator
Disnovation.org
Made possible by
Near Future Laboratory, Disnovation.org
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Onomatopee 188.1, Nicolas Nova, Maria Roszkowska, Nicolas Maigret, 2020

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White Risoink on A2 ultra black paper, edition of 20, 16 different animals

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Type
poster
Dimensions
A2
Signed/Numbered
16 versions in edition of 20
Editor
Nicolas Nova, Maria Roszkowska, Nicolas Maigret
Graphic
Maria Roszkowska, Nicolas Maigret
Language
English
Release date
10/07/2020
Color
White risoink
Printer
Onomatopee's A2 Risograph, printed by Freek
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