(Day Three) Ecology After Nature
A Film and Moving Image Programme
Day Three of Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory, a moving image programme curated by Lukas Brasiskis. Marking a year since Glasgow hosted Cop26, the selection of twenty-two artists’ films focuses on the social and political effects of environmental issues and climate change. Screened over three days, with separate passes available for each day.
Day 3 includes Parts Five and Six
Part Five | Extraction by Different Means:
Misho Antadze’s The Harvest (2019) and Ivar Veermäe’s The Flood (2018-2019) examine the process of cryptocurrency mining and the ecological implications of this new mode of energy consumption, where digital ways of extraction are shown to be as environmentally harmful and socially exploitative as the mining and excavation of natural resources.
Part Six | Anthropocentric Pasts and Planetary Futures:
sound of a million insects, light of a thousand stars
This sixth and final part of the series Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory questions the privileged temporal and scalar position that the human species on planet Earth claims to have. These films reveal the short-sightedness of attempts to instrumentalize and colonize nature, and propose long-durée perspectives that break the illusion of a progressive temporality, and allow us to surpass the human lifespan in order to re-imagine the world in its post-colonial or, even, post-human stage.
More about Ecology After Nature
Marking a year since Glasgow hosted Cop26, Tramway presents Ecology After Nature, a selection of twenty-two artists’ films shown in six thematic parts, focusing on the social and political effects of environmental issues and climate change.
Brought together by New York-based researcher and programmer Lukas Brasiskis, the moving image artists featured in this programme explore and interrogate the many forms that the ‘natural’ can take in today's world; from extractive industries, forgotten remnants of war machines, and the polluting warehouses of cryptomining, to misinterpreted birds, misheard earth strata, and vibrant landfills. The artist films in Ecologies After Nature urgently inquire how the infrastructural, the elemental, and the communal could be reassessed through moving images. At its core the programme tussles with the paradox inherent in reflecting on nature today, that in order to do we must let go of a reassuring idea of a pristine nature that exists outside of history, or inseparably from human activities, and apprehend instead an ecology after nature.
Ecology After Nature features films by;
David Kelley, Patty Chang, Daniel Mann, Eitan Efrat, Sasha Litvintseva, Graeme Arnfield, Jorge Jácome, Beatriz Santiago Munoz, Emilija Škarnulytė, Susana de Sousa Dias, Su Yu Hsin, Nguyễn Trinh Thi, The Otolith Group, Ernst Karel, Toby Lee, Paweł Wojtasik, Malena Szlam, Arjuna Neuman, Denise Ferreira da Silva, Zlatko Ćosić, Misho Antadze,Ivar Veermäe, Tomonari Nishikawa,Thirza Jean Cuthand, and Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė.
Ecology After Nature was originally commissioned by e-flux and presented as an online program on e-flux Video and Film, where it ran for three months between August 14–November 8, 2020.
Part Four | Reading the Earth is produced in collaboration with LUX Scotland