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Distric Berlin - Seven screen media landscape of performance and processes in Nida

WHEN THE SEA LOOKS BACK (A Serpent’s Tale) is a polyphonic oracle curated by Emma Haugh and Suza Husse that engages the sea as a mirror and the serpent as a trickster to weave tales from the crossings of landscape and body, technology and power. Looking back with the sea, The Many Headed Hydra fabulates a connection between the desert landscapes of South and North, of the parched Aral Sea and the Curonian ‘dead’ dunes that reaches across the aftershocks of an ecological modernity formed by colonial land use. 

WHEN THE SEA LOOKS BACK (A Serpent’s Tale) is the collective’s The Many Headed Hydra second project. After its evocation in VAA Nida Art Colony in Nida (July 16 to August 26, 2017), it opened at District Berlin between October 19 and December 14, 2017.  

With contributions by Anti-Preuß*, Bryndis Björnsdottír, Cooltūristės, Ieva Epnere, Daniel Falb, Sonja Gerdes, Ulrike Gerhardt, Golden Diskó Ship, Caspar Heinemann, Almagul Menlibayeva, Sondra Perry, Ashkan Sepahvand, Virgilijus Šonta, Jessica Lauren Elizabeth Taylor, The Many Headed Hydra, Elsa Westreicher
Curated by Emma Haugh and Suza Husse