19:43 min composition for UCLA's academic publication POOL.LA
Considering the embedded abstraction that the concept of the Anthropocene presents to us, both in scale and long-term effects, one may refer to Bataille's argument on the concept of the Formless as a durational process. In this case, he views the object as devoid of symbolic value, and rather places the Informe in the “mode of operation.” The proposed skin of the Anthropocene, therefore, is “not a theme, neither a substance, nor a concept.” We perceive it as a mode of change. The skin becomes “scatalogical,” located on the slippage and devoid of form and content. Within this reading, the conceptual framework disseminates and abstraction prevails once more.