SIRENOMELIA

by Emilija Skarnulyte
SIRENOMELIA

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Nation: Lithuania

Year: 2017

Length: 12'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Set in far-Northern territories where cold, Arctic waters meet rocky escarpments on which radio telescopes record fast-traveling quasar waves, the film links man, nature and machine and posits possible post-human mythologies. It is shot in an abandoned Cold-War submarine base in Olavsvern, Norway, and is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest mythic creatures – the mermaid. The artist, performing as a siren, swims through the decrepit NATO facility while cosmic signals and white noise traverse the entirety of space, reaching its farthest corners, beyond human impact.

Director

Emilija Škarnulytė

Emilija Škarnulytė

Emilija Škarnulytė (Vilnius, Lituania, 1987) lives and works in Tromsø and Berlin. She is an interdisciplinary artist who mainly uses video and photography in her practice while also creating installations and performances. She studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and graduated at Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art. Her latest solo shows are QSO Lens, CAC Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, in 2015; Extended Phenotypes, Viafarini, Milan, in 2016; Mirror Matter, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, in 2017; and Manifold, Podium, Oslo, in 2017. Her works have also been exhibited and shown at the Venice Biennial (Italy), the Rotterdam International Film Festival (the Netherlands), the São Paulo Biennial (Brazil), International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany), Pompidou Film Festival Hors Pistes (France), Whitechapel gallery (London, UK) and elsewhere. She has received Kino der Kunst Project Award, Munich, 2017; National Lithuanian Art Prize for Young Artist, 2016; Anne og Jakob Weidemanns award, Høstutstillingen, 2015.



Cast and Credits

regia, interprete/director, cast
Emilija Škarnulytė

contatti/contacts
www.emilijaskarnulyte.co

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Set in far-Northern territories where cold, Arctic waters meet rocky escarpments on which radio telescopes record fast-traveling quasar waves, the film links man, nature and machine and posits possible post-human mythologies. It is shot in an abandoned Cold-War submarine base in Olavsvern, Norway, and is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest mythic creatures – the mermaid. The artist, performing as a siren, swims through the decrepit NATO facility while cosmic signals and white noise traverse the entirety of space, reaching its farthest corners, beyond human impact.

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Emilija Škarnulytė

Emilija Škarnulytė

Emilija Škarnulytė (Vilnius, Lituania, 1987) lives and works in Tromsø and Berlin. She is an interdisciplinary artist who mainly uses video and photography in her practice while also creating installations and performances. She studied at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and graduated at Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art. Her latest solo shows are QSO Lens, CAC Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, in 2015; Extended Phenotypes, Viafarini, Milan, in 2016; Mirror Matter, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, in 2017; and Manifold, Podium, Oslo, in 2017. Her works have also been exhibited and shown at the Venice Biennial (Italy), the Rotterdam International Film Festival (the Netherlands), the São Paulo Biennial (Brazil), International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (Germany), Pompidou Film Festival Hors Pistes (France), Whitechapel gallery (London, UK) and elsewhere. She has received Kino der Kunst Project Award, Munich, 2017; National Lithuanian Art Prize for Young Artist, 2016; Anne og Jakob Weidemanns award, Høstutstillingen, 2015.



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regia, interprete/director, cast
Emilija Škarnulytė

contatti/contacts
www.emilijaskarnulyte.co