«In her first solo exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre Škarnulytė expands her medium through the use of a monumental screen as an architectural structure combined with her signature mirrored walls and ceilings. The artist creates the effect of complete immersion in which one witnesses the world that is to come. In the work, Škarnulytė tackles the controversial issue of deep-sea mining, an up-and-coming industry that risks causing an irreversible loss of biodiversity in our oceans. Her poetic compilation of filmed, 3D constructed or acquired visual materials offers a non-linear narrative of intuitive writing while provoking associations far beyond the images themselves. It is in this play of unspoken interrelations that a dystopian future reveals itself. Škarnulytė proposes a world much like the Chernobyl exclusion zone, where human activity has ceased and nature has taken over. Or as Škarnulytė expresses it: "the ruins of human activity seen from a distant future"».
Emilija Škarnulytė received the Main Prize of the fifth Future Generation Art Prize for her work "t1⁄2", which stemmed from deep and extensive research, which she translated in a coherent and confident way. Her art was presented as a part of "The Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2019" exhibition - an official Collateral Event of the 58th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia organised by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and the PinchukArtCentre.