Dirty Look, Zlatko Ćosić, 2019, video, 5:00

Dirty Look, Zlatko Ćosić, 2019, video, 5:00

Minimal explorations of society and its harmful effects on the environment.



:: Vital Signs, Twisted Oyster Film and New Media Festival, Ionion Center for Arts and Culture, Kefalonia Island, Greece, May 9-12, 2019

:: Vital Signs, a crossdisciplinary art exhibition on climate change, Parco Della Nave, Tuscany, Italy, June 13-15, 2019
:: SWIC, Arts & Humanities Theater, Belleville, IL, October 17, 2019
:: Kino Klub Split, Minimal-Primitive Cine-Experiments, Split, Croatia, January 31, 2020
:: Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland, UK, May 1-3, 2020
:: St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, St. Louis, USA, July 10-19, 2020
:: Digital Graffiti Festival, Alys Beach, Florida, May 12-15, 2021
:: Art After Dark, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Florida, Dec. 16-17, 2022
:: Art After Dark: An Outdoor Digital Graffiti Exhibition, South Main, Buena Vista, Colorado, Dec. 31, 2022
:: Lumenous, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ, December 27-30, 2023

DIRTY LOOK at the Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, 2020

This is a simple scene, without words or explanation – but it’s full of suspense. There’s something purely cinematic about the decision to permit this creature the freedom to do what it wants to do when it wants to do it…

The bird continues to stare at us, silently, waiting for us to accept our guilt, to be ashamed for ignoring the warning signs while continually damaging the environment. Do we consider all human and nonhuman lives with whom we share the planet? Can we prevent further damages?
The title has multiple meanings – who is looking at whom, and whose look is dirty? And who or what looks dirty?

As we are looked at, we feel dirty for not …

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