Qompendium is an evolving and ever-changing platform for philosophy, art, culture and science, represented by a series of print publications: magazines, books and monographs. Furthermore, it is enriched by a gallery concept, a work shop and a fast-moving online portal.
Defining herself as a 'material teller', London-based artist, Yesenia Thibault-Picazo explores experimental processes and speculative narratives. Within her multidisciplinary playground she brings together her sensibility and craft skills and invites to engage with materiality.
Initiated during her Masters in Textile Futures course, Craft in the Anthropocene is a research led project that investigates the future of geology and interrogates our evolving relationship with nature.
The Anthropocene era is a new geological epoch evidencing the impact of global civilisation on Earth. The term was coined a decade ago by Paul Crutzen and suggests that humankind has become over time a global geophysical force intertwined with the most powerful forces of nature.
Through our collective actions, we spread specific elements in nature, rare in the pre-human era, which will become prevalent sediments, building up the future planetary strata.
Observing this shift, Yesenia catalysed the slow geological phenomenon to manufacture human-made minerals out of the most distinctive materials of our epoch (aluminium, bones, plastics). Adopting a speculative approach, the project proposes a tangible experience of this newly proclaimed geological present and intends to stimulate a debate.