Earth 3263 by Gustav Toftgard_Unknown Fields Speculative Archaeologies Department _Winter 2012_Central America 29°04'02.2"N 85°35'28.6"W

gustav.toftgard-DRAW 1Late spring in the year 2013, a rumour is being spread among local scientists on the Mississippi/Alabama coastline. Irregularities have been observed and controversial theories are being discussed concerning the large delta on the north gulf plateau or more specifically the ‘form’ the delta islands are taking. Strangely, they appear not to be organic but rather artificially contained in what looks like a rectangular block, the edges of a perfect line, almost as if they were constructed.

Studies by Gustav Toftgard in our Speculative Archaeologies Department reveal clues to their creation over time, drawing a timeline dating back to early Mayan civilisations. Satellite photographs, Bathymetric scans of the seafloor as well as core samples taken by oil prospectors reveal traces of hard obstacles systematically dispersed within sediment layers.

Some say this landform is being formed through the deliberate and choreographed manipulations of universal, terrestrial and non-terrestrial systems and through the modification of physical, biological and chemical processes. It is a line being inscribed in the surface of earth as a measurement and ultimate proof of human dominance over nature. It marks what would, in geologic time, be the start of ‘The Anthropocene’ – the age of man.

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HARVEST

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DEVIANT LANDSCAPE

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CALIBRATION

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THE LINE

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MAN MADE INSCRIPTION

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NATURAL INSCRIPTION

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CIVILISATION- YUCATAN

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DAWN OF THE ANTHROPOCENE

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START

PROJECTS, WINTER 2012

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