e-flux presents Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory
Zlatko Ćosić, Un-Pollute | Part Four – Reading the Earth
Sunday, September 27—Saturday, October 10, 2020

Zlatko Ćosić, Un-Pollute (still), 2017.

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Zlatko Ćosić's Un-Pollute (2017), on view from Sunday, September 27 through Saturday, October 10, 2020.

Un-Pollute is a short video that entices us with the possibility of reversing humanmade damage to the planet. A smokestack consumes a plume of vapor, silhouetted against a pale gray sky. The video manifests our desire to un-pollute via images of humanmade machines that inhale humanmade pollution, allowing us to produce and consume energy and its products without interference. At times, it appears as if the final plume of toxins will be reabsorbed by the smokestack, but more smoke reconstitutes as if from thin air.

Un-Pollute is presented here as one of five films in Part Four | Reading the Earth: Vibrant Matter and Human Hubris, the fourth of six programs in the online film and discussion series Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory programmed by Lukas Brasiskis for e-flux Video & Film.

Ecology After Nature runs from August 14 through November 8, 2020. The films in Part Four will screen for two weeks, and subsequent parts will follow bi-weekly, with new films screened every other Sunday. 

Zlatko Ćosić was born in Banja Luka, former Yugoslavia. He earned his MFA in Visual Art from Washington University and his BA in Video Production and Interactive Digital Media from Webster University. Ćosić's work spans from short films and video and sound installations, to theater projections and live audio-visual performances. His themes often relate to issues of identity, immigration, and the complexity of living in a new environment, concentrating on the necessity to embrace cultural differences and establish dialogue among people. Ćosić's video installations have been shown at the Kemper Art Museum, Regional Arts Commission, Sheldon Galleries, Des Lee Gallery, and Gallery 210, St. Louis; Project 4 Gallery, Washington, D.C.; Hunter College Time Square Gallery, New York; Kulturprojekte, Berlin; Kulturkiosken Gallery, Gävle, Sweden; Academy of Fine Arts, Sarajevo; Patarei "The Battery" Prison, Tallinn; and Stimultania Art Gallery, Strasbourg. His videos have also been shown at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation and Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis; Saint Louis Art Museum; dokumentART Festival, Germany; Atlanta Underground Film Festival; FIVA, Argentina; Espacio AVAart Gallery, Spain; Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles; Institut Für Alles Möglische, Berlin; XX.9.12 FABRIKArte, Venice; East Art Gallery, Tehran; Holdudvar Gallery, Budapest; National Historical and Architectural Museum, Kiev; VIDEOPLAY, Buenos Aires; Regional Museum of History of Colima, Mexico; Moscow Museum of Modern Art; The Format Gallery, Milan; Qorikancha Museum, Peru, and Pinnacles Gallery, Australia. Ćosić currently lives in St. Louis and works as a multimedia producer, professor, and artist.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

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