zong


2019; 09:17; HD-video
Zamglai nature reserve is one of the largest bog systems in Ukraine. Its name probably derives from the Old Kurdish word ‘zong’ meaning bog. We look at the bog phenomenon from different perspectives: as a locus of fears in the folklore of agricultural societies; as an exploited landscape in the industrial age; as a complex system of ties between species within the posthumanist paradigm; as a natural carbon sink reducing the greenhouse effect and countering climate change.
by Teta Tsybulnyk, Elias Parvulesco, Svitlana PototskaImage: Teta Tsybulnyk, Elias Parvulesco, Dmytro Tokar, Mykyta Tokar (from quadcopter), A.P. Yakovenko, M.P. Kostiuk from 'Zamglai is our native land' (2012) by Viktor Bachurnyi / DVZ StudioMusic: Anton PrykhodkoSound: Teta Tsybulnyk, Elias ParvulescoCommissioned by Climate Art LabsMany thanks to Viktor Bachurnyi, Yurii Karpenko, Mykola Prykhodko, Liudmyla Prykhodko, Iryna Zamuraieva Sources: Borys Hrinchenko, Viktor Bachurnyi, Svitlana Pototska, Yurii Karpenko

Public screenings:26.05.-02.06.2019 at the Climate Emergency Movement exhibition, Rezedentsiia molodi, Chernivtsi12-18.06.2019 at the Climate Emergency Movement exhibition, MetaCulture, Kyiv