Artist Talk: Emilija Škarnulytė

Decad is pleased to host an artist talk by Emilija Škarnulytė, joined by Timothy Morton via a video call. The lecture is presented alongside a solo show by the Lithuanian video artist and filmmaker. The exhibition is currently installed in Decad's storefront, and runs through 26 August 2017.

MANIFOLD consists of two video installations, each of which introspect the Anthropocene – the current geological epoch in which human activity makes a significant impact on the planet's ecosystems. In recent years, this term has received much attention from the fields of politics, geography, environmental studies, and the arts. Škarnulytė's works offer an interpretation that is simultaneously personal and shared, fictional and documentary. They are most often rooted in acts of displacement, events in which geography plays a significant role. The artist chooses to travel to remote locations in order to disclose various interplays of natural and artificial processes, like eerie mining activity or sedate deconstruction of a nuclear plant. As a camerawoman, she places herself in the midst of transformations or ongoing flux, taking on the role of performer and active agent.

Emilija Škarnulytė (b. 1987, Vilnius) is currently an artist-in-residence at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; she normally lives and works in Tromsø, Norway. Škarnulytė's films have previously been screened in various international art spaces and film festivals such as La Biennale di Venezia - 15th International Architecture Exhibition (2016, Italy); CAC Contemporary Art Centre (2015, Lithuania); International Rotterdam Film Festival (The Netherlands, 2015); Manifesta 10 (Russia, 2014), 31st Sao Paulo Biennial (Brazil, 2014); Pompidou Film Festival Hors Pistes (France, 2014); and International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany, 2013).

The exhibition is curated by Ignas Petronis. Further information is available at

Wed, 9 Aug, 19.00h
9 Aug 2017

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