«What if human kind was nothing more than a tool used by Money, in order to act on Nature? I wanted to see what was really happening, and that’s why it was time for me to hit the road.»
Coined by English historian Jason W. Moore in 2016, ‘Capitalocene’ might seem a strange word, even though it relates to something very close to all of us: it is the new age that we live in, where it’s not the mankind that affects the world (as according to the anthropocentrism) but the mankind that is affected by the capital.
A writer, artist and former companies executive, Silvio Valpreda connects visual language and storytelling, geography and intuition, infographic and artistic intervention in order to investigate our new world of great changes. He takes us amongst lions and poachers in the Serengeti Plain, churches and sheep in Scotland, electric cars and oil wells in Norway, garbage cans and swimming pools in Miami, until we reach the inhabited island of Lavezzi, only to discover that the capital left its mark there as well.
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Conceptual artist, writer and curator, Silvio Valpreda lived in Mexico and Germany before returning to his hometown, Turin. He worked as an industrial designer. Amongst other, his previous books have been published by Gaffi and Eris Edizioni.