(Day One) Ecology After Nature
A Film and Moving Image Programme
Day One 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 One includes Part One.
Part One - Extraction: Environments and Communities:
David Kelley, Patty Chang
The Magic Mountain
Daniel Mann, Eitan Efrat
Sasha Litvintseva, Graeme Arnfield
David Kelley and Patty Chang’s Spiritual Myopia, Daniel Mann and Eitan Efrat’s The Magic Mountain, and Sasha Litvintseva and Graeme Arnfield’s Asbestos investigate different angles of the human inclination to extract natural resources from the ground. From a psychological and philosophical analysis of the process of extraction, to a scrutiny of detrimental impact of fossil-fuel capitalism, the three films critically and creatively analyse the aftermath of the extraction of gas, oil, and minerals as well as the waste of energy, labour, and time in the epoch of the Capitalocene.
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