NELLY MATORINA

Artist & Scientist | Sleep & Dreaming

Will it be much longer?

We all have our sacred places. Multiple generations of migration in my family have created an inherited nostalgia where everyone is always longing for another place. Will it be much longer? is a split-screen video which responds to this nostalgia and creates a spiritual tunnel that extends from where I am, at “home” in Canada, to where I am longing for, my favourite church in Palanga, Lithuania. One side of the video follows a sequence of roads driving through Latvia and Lithuania, while the other follows a dream-like state in Canada where I am concentrating on a white curtain as an avenue of transport. At the end, the video secures the spiritual tunnel by magically tying it with a knot. The title plays on a phrase that I frequently said as a child when me and my family were driving and I couldn’t wait to arrive somewhere, will it be much longer until we get there? Will it?

Screened at Square Pegs by Modern Fuel in September 2017

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