Emilija Škarnulytė: Æqualia Performance

Centro de Cultura Digital


March 13


Centro de Cultura Digital

Time: 6 pm

Admission: free

This performance by Emilija Škarnulytė is a musical activation of her video installation at Memorial in collaboration with Ezeta. Embodying the mermaid Æqualia in the video, Emilija sings the sounds of the river. The video follows Emilija as she swims along the 6 km stretch where the Solimões River and the Negroríos River-which are different in colour, composition and temperature-meet in a fractal spiral. They meet in a scientific and mystical fractal spiral.

The river basin is home to the Amazon pink dolphins, known locally as botos. Gliding alongside the botos, the artist in her chimera form exists at the intersection of multiple realms. As a force as vibrant as the merging of rivers, she presents a vision of the fluidity of species and the scale of humans’ relationship with nature.

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Photo: Emilija Škarnulytė: Æqualia, 2023