Post-industrial mankind represented by a vacuum cleaner coated in iron sand. A mass produced machine coated in a dark but natural layer.
Its original purpose was to clean up after activities of modern life. In this modified incarnation:
To ingest everything while maintaining a guise of a "Black hole".
The Anthropocene* is characterised by
Homo-sapiens' disregard for warning signs, in essence, threatening our survival. In order to stimulate short term gain and precarious satisfaction this vacuum has swallowed a canary and concealed the alarm system. In the meantime consumerism pushes onward harvesting materials ad infinitum. If we unplug this urge to commodify the canary can be saved and the warnings might be read.
Or do we continue to obfuscate our augury with commercial artifice?
Is the canary still alive?
*the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
"some geologists argue that the Anthropocene began with the Industrial Revolution"