The experimental film 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.


After completing his bachelor's degree in digital media, Moritz Schuchmann decided to take a master's degree in time-dependent media at HAW Hamburg. Within this artistic course, he deepened his practice in the field of abstract and experimental animation. His experimental works were shown at various international film festivals, including Anifilm, Video Arte Faenza, and FUSE - Film Under Severe Experiment.