Mirror Matter

Emilija Škarnulytė

In thousands of years, how will the gigantic structures dedicated to the pursuit of science be viewed? Will their remains be viewed the same way we think of Stonehenge or the pyramids - relics of a previous civilisation?

Mirror Matter is set 10,000 years from now, with an all-seeing alien eye surveying the ruins of scientific machines that once probed and measured the Universe. Images of present day scientific marvels are re-created from accurate architectural drawings, blueprints and 3D laser scans appear in harmony with a soundscape formed of recordings of black hole emissions, gravitational waves and particle collisions, taking the viewer on a journey into the imagined future.

About the contributor(s) 

Emilija Škarnulytė´s work investigates reality with a political and poetic approach. She explores questions of the beginning of the universe in relation to invisible structures, geo-traumas and deep ­time. Her films look into a relation between art and science and the cross sections of non-human scale systems and desire. Škarnulytė was educated at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and Tromsø Academy of Contemporary Art in Tromsø. She is also a founder of Polar FilmLab in Tromsø, Norway.