Arctic Swell is a body of work consisting of a moving image piece in four chapters, still images and a publication, exploring intersections between climate change, nurturing as resistance and the perception of time. The work looks at the timelines of human gestation and irreversible man-made processes on the planet, using video, photography, temporary sculpture and text.
The video work is accompanied by a publication featuring texts and still images that are exhibited as glowing images and prints on translucent fabrics. There are microscopic scans of Arctic Lichen, photographs of temporary sculptures made of seaweed jelly, snow formations and skin.
The exhibition is the outcome of an exchange residency between Street Level Photoworks and the Northern Photographic Centre, Oulu, Finland, as part of ‘On the Edge’, a project aimed at strengthening dialogue and cooperation between Scotland and other European countries, supported by The British Council Scotland | Creative Scotland, The Finnish Institute in London, Street Level Photoworks and the Northern Photographic Centre.
Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte is a Glasgow based artist working with still and moving image, installation, sculpture and text. Her works explore alternative futures and pasts, often balancing humour, politics and poetics. Her work has been supported by grants from Creative Scotland, Hope Scott trust, Lithuanian Culture Council, Eaton Fund and Glasgow Visual Artist Award. She studied Visual Communication (BA) and Fine Art Practice (Mlitt) at the Glasgow School of Art, where she is a visiting lecturer.