During his studies of the master’s time-dependent media in Hamburg, Moritz Schuchmann found his main focus in the field of experimental film and abstract animation. His style is characterized by a strong formalism in the tradition of the Absolute Film as well as the examination of contemporary political and social topics. His film anthropocene was shown at various festivals around the world.
anthropocene investigates the effects of global industrial capitalism. The international port city of Hamburg serves as an example of mass consumption, environmental pollution, gentrification and exploitation. Through the sequential animation of satellite images of the city, the extent of human interference in natural ecosystems is radically depicted. Repeated sequences in image and sound symbolize the unstoppability of the global machinery as well as the loss of all individuality in mass production.