Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte is exploring potential futures during her residency

26.02.2020

Visit of photographer Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte is part of cooperation between the Northern Photographic Centre and Street Level Photoworks Gallery in Glasgow. Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte is spending four weeks exploring Finland. Kotryna was selected for the On the Edge residency program last autumn, organized by Street Level Photoworks gallery. The project is funded by the British Council’s ‘Scotland and Europe’ strand. The residency program aims to strengthen dialogue and cooperation between Scotland and other European countries.

During the residency, Kotryna is exploring the themes of ecologies of the North and potential futures in the context of climate change. She will use video, photography, and writing to reflect on interspecies relations. Kotryna is spending three weeks in Oulu and will visit for one week in Aska Artist residency run by Kaija Kiuru and Timo Helle in Sodankylä. In Aska she will work with the shapes of snow and this performative process will be captured on video. In Oulu, she concentrates on research and writing and she will use the photographic studio at Villatehdas to photograph still-lives made with seaweed.

Kotryna will talk about her recent works at Northern Photographic at Centre Cultural Centre Valve on March 12 at 5.30 pm. Artist talk is part of the guided tour called Kiertelemättä. In the evening Kotryna will show a short moving image piece called Amateur Botanist and her recent photographic works.

Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte is a Glasgow, Scotland based artist. She works with photography, moving image, objects, archive, and sound, exhibiting internationally. Alongside her artistic practice, she also teaches, curates and coordinates art events and exhibitions, as well as works on photography and moving image commissions. Her latest video work, Amateur Botanist was screened in CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts) in Glasgow and Digital Diaspora screening at Supermarket Art Fair in Stockholm last year. Her latest solo show Impossible Colonies was exhibited at An Talla Solais Gallery in Ullapool, Scotland. Kotryna has also been part of group exhibition PLATFORM displayed at the Old Fire Station at the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2017.

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