zong


2019; 09:17; HD-video; installation
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 Iryna Zamuruieva, Viktor Bachurnyi, Yurii Karpenko, Mykola Prykhodko, Liudmyla Prykhodko,Sources: Borys Hrinchenko, Viktor Bachurnyi, Svitlana Pototska, Yurii Karpenko, Yakiv Didukh
The installation of the project included found objects from Zamglai bogs, herbarium from Zamglai plants, photos, postcards with the route to Zamglai, an article about the work (in Ukrainian), academic paper by Svitlana Pototska about importance of Zamglai bogs for the biodiversity and climate changes. Documentation of the exhibitions is on Climate Art Lab page.

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