Region: Ontario and Nunavut
Year of Production: 2019
A dynamic marriage of photographic art and cutting-edge technology, the Anthropocene Interactive Gigapixel Essays combine documentary storytelling with responsive high resolution images, fully immersing you in the landscapes they portray and revealing what they signify to both the history and the future of human civilization, and its effect on the planet.
Experience the astonishing visual world of the Anthropocene through the large-scale photography of Edward Burtynsky, and the video work of Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier.
Three experiences accessed via the website depict some of the most iconic and arresting locations the team explored throughout production on The Anthropocene Project – from the pristine forests of Vancouver Island to the dizzying heights of the Italian Alps to the teeming streets of Lagos.
Gigapixel images are created by taking a series of incremental photos of a single scene, which are then stitched together to create one super-high-resolution composite photograph. As users zoom and pan through each location, spinning icons appear, triggering hidden content that take them you deeper into each place while expanding on the ideas of how human systems have imposed themselves on the planet through terraforming, urbanization and resource extraction.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Mercury FIlms
AVAILABLE ON: Web/Site web