KÜNSTLERHAUS

BETHANIEN

Artist

Emilija Škarnulytė

Lithuania

Aldona, HD video still, 2013. Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Emilija Škarnulytė is a nomadic visual artist and filmmaker. Between the fictive and documentary, she works primarily with deep time, from the cosmic and geologic to the ecological and political. Her blind grandmother gently touches the weathered statue of a Soviet dictator, neutrino detectors and particular colliders spark to life, and post-human species swim through submarine tunnels above the Arctic Circle and crawl through tectonic fault lines in the Middle Eastern desert.

Recent group exhibitions include Hyperobjects at Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Moving Stones at the Kadist Art Foundation, Paris; and the first Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art; as well as a new commission for Bold Tendencies, London. She was recently shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize and will represent Lithuania in the XXII Triennale di Milano. She currently co-directs Polar Film Lab, a collective for 16mm analogue film practice located in Tromsø, Norway.

STAY
01.08. – 31.12.2018