A Conversation Between Anouk De Clercq and Emilija Škarnulytė

  • December 8 18:00  Kaunas Artists' House (V. Putvinskio st. 56, Kaunas)

Kaunas International Film Festival is thrilled to host a conversation between two outstanding artists and filmmakers Emilija Škarnulytė and Anouk de Clercq, taking place on the 8th of December, 6.00 pm at Kaunas Artists’ House (V. Putvinskio g. 56). The event will be followed by a screening of “Modes of Seeing”, a specially curated programme of films from both artists and a Q&A session. The filmmakers will be discussing their artistic practices and the variety of topics investigated in their rich filmographies. The conversation will be chaired by Ilona Jurkonytė, the artistic director of the Kaunas IFF.

Kaunas IFF was the first festival to host a retrospective of the work of Emilija Škarnulytė, now an internationally renowned artist who is returning to introduce her newest work Sirenomelia (2017) to the Lithuanian public, the world premiere of which took place at this year’s edition of the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in the United Kingdom. Anouk de Clerq first visited the Kaunas IFF in 2014, showcasing her film Thing (2013).

“Modes of Seeing” will showcase the works from both de Clerq and Škarnulytė, including Aldona (2012), Sirenomelia (2017) by Škarnulytė and Conductor (2004), Atlas (2016), Oops, wrong planet (2009) and Thing (2013).

This event is free for those who have registered, but due to the capacity of the venue, we have limited availability. We therefore urge you to register here until the 5th of December: https://goo.gl/pxkaWD

More about Anouk De Clercq

Anouk De Clercq explores the potential of audiovisual language to create possible worlds, many of which have a strongly architectonic character. She has received several awards, including the Illy Prize at Art Brussels in 2005 and a Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention in 2014. Her work has been shown in Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, MAXXI, Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ars Electronica, among others. Anouk De Clercq is affiliated to the School of Arts University College Ghent as an artistic researcher. Anouk De Clercq is a founding member of Auguste Orts and is represented by Gallery Sofie Van de Velde.

Read more about Anouk De Clercq here: http://www.portapak.be/

More about Emilija Škarnulytė

Emilija Škarnulytė (b. 1987) lives and works in Tromsø and Berlin. Škarnulytė 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. Škarnulytė´s latest solo shows are "Mirror Matter", Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, 2017; "Manifold", Podium, Oslo, 2017; "Extended Phenotypes", Viafarini, Milan, 2016; "QSO Lens", CAC Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, 2015.

Her works have also been exhibited and shown at the Venice Biennial (Italu), 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.

Read more about Emilija Škarnulytė here: https://www.emilijaskarnulyte.co/