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Sirenomelia

Emilija Škarnulytė

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Emilija Škarnulytė, Sirenomelia (still), 2018.

e-flux presents Ecology After Nature: Industries, Communities, and Environmental Memory Sirenomelia
Emilija Škarnulytė
2018

12 Minutes
Norway

Date
August 28–September 10, 2020

Join us on e-flux Video & Film for an online screening of Emilija Škarnulytė’s Sirenomelia (2018), on view from Friday, August 28 through Thursday, September 10, 2020.

Set in far-northern territories where Arctic waters meet rocky escarpments on which radio telescopes record fast-traveling quasar waves, Sirenomelia links human, nature, and machine to posit possible post-human mythologies. Shot in a decommissioned and abandoned NATO submarine base in Olavsvern, Norway, the film is a cosmic portrait of one of humankind’s oldest mythic creatures—the mermaid. Performing as a siren, the filmmaker swims through the decrepit facility while cosmic signals and white noise traverse the entirety of space, reaching its farthest corners, beyond human impact.

Sirenomelia is presented here as one of four films in Part Two | War Machines and Environmental Memories, the second 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 Two will screen for two weeks, and subsequent parts will follow bi-weekly, with new films screened every other Sunday.


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

Subject
Anthropocene, Climate change, Environment, Militarization, Arctic and Antarctic, Science Fiction, Water & The Sea
Return to Part Two | War Machines and Environmental Memories
Filmmaker

Emilija Škarnulytė is a nomadic visual artist and filmmaker. Blending fiction with documentary, she explores topics from the cosmic and geological to the ecological and political.

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