As a special highlight in the context of the current, comprehensive solo exhibition by artist and filmmaker Emilija Škarnulytė, the Kunsthaus and Sartorius are presenting a satellite exhibition in the Sheddachhalle in the Sartorius Quartier from March 22 to 24.


For a long weekend, there will be space for a screening of the impressive documentary film BURIAL, which the artist Emilija Škarnulytė shot in 2022. From the perspective of a future archaeologist, BURIAL looks into the radioactive ruins we leave behind, into the enchanted depths of inaccessible places and the time we bury there.

A python slithers across the abandoned control room of the Ignalina nuclear power plant, sister to Chernobyl, and its radioactive core is an unleashed monster that will slip through time for a million years. From Etruscan ruins and sunken cities to the most modern underground repositories, director Emilija Škarnulytė follows our attempts to bury the imperishable. BURIAL deals with the epochal effects of nuclear technology at all levels and follows the cycle of power as an eternal return – like a snake biting its own tail.

“Looking at the deep time of archaeology and geology, I examine human activity and the invisible structures that make up larger systems of power. My films are a series of politically active visions. With BURIAL, it is important for me to talk not only about humanity but about the planet itself and to raise the question of why, when we talk about the earth, we usually focus on humans as the starting point,” says the artist.


BURIAL (2022), Courtesy of the artist

BURIAL (2022)

by Emilija Skarnulyte


Lithuania, Norway

60 min // we will show the film from March 22 to 24, every hour between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


BURIAL Screening @Sheddachhalle 

Location: Sheddachhalle @ Sartorius Quartier, Annastr. 29, 37075 Göttingen 

Opening Event: Friday, March 22, 2024 / 5 pm (with introduction by curator Lotte Dinse)

Period: March 22 to March 24, 2024

Opening hours: 10 am – 6 pm, hourly screening

Admission: free


Image left: Still from BURIAL (2022), Courtesy of the artist

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