Born in the Holocene

A dead octopus washed up on a beach in Northern Cyprus - holding this lifeless body in my hand conveyed an overwhelming feeling. This marked an Anthropocentric moment for me. I couldn't help but feel as if the creature had been born in the Holocene but due to human intervention was leaving in the Anthropocene. In the background was the sound of thudding UK dance music from a nearby party beach.

Benjamin Warner is a British Artist. He has exhibited at Tate Modern, Firstsite and Leeds Art Gallery. He cut his teeth interning for Jake & Dinos Chapman, Aitor Throup, Sam Belinfante, Nasir Mazhar, British Art Show 8 and Canon at London Fashion Week. Contact: © 2019 Benjamin Warner. All rights reserved.