Emilija Škarnulytė’s films consist of a series of politically active visions, in which she investigates human activity and invisible structures of larger systems of power. She explores questions of the beginning of the universe in relation to the geological ungrounding processes, invisible structures, geo-traumas and deep time. Through her films, Emilija looks at “truth-seeking voyages,” and examines the conceptual and technological methods that underpin them as well as the abstract, mythological language they produce.
At Amant, she will further research and film for her current project Sounds of the Desert, aimed at adding a new, philosophical perspective onto the Black struggle and inequality over longer periods of time. The project centers on the complex story of jazz musician Abshalom ben Shlomo, born Virgil Pumphrey in Chicago in 1943, member of the Sun Ra Arkestra and who relocated to Israel in the mid-1970s.