Image courtesy of Eglė Budvytytė.
Eglė Budvytytė (1981) creates performative and cinematographic situations in which she explores the body’s ability to challenge conventions of conduct formed by public spaces. Authentic movement contrasts with the rational, homogenised layout of the city. Her work manoeuvres between scripted and ordinary behaviour, and searches for unseen gaps and cracks where groups of unusual codified behaviour can be found. In resisting documentary (both the clichés of film language and the realities of the city or social groups born out of urban processes), she creates poetic commentaries through her films and events that defy the usual expectations of the audience, and reminds us that the potential for change lies in the imagination.
Budvytytė’s work has been widely exhibited in Europe and around the world, including the 11th Baltic Triennial of International Art (Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius), the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), the Museu de Arte Moderna (São Paulo), the Biennial of New Visual Art Performance at the Swiss Institute (New York), and Power Plant (Toronto). She has also participated in the Palais de Tokyo/Le Pavillon artists’ residency programme in Paris (2011–2012). In 2007 she received the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture Award for Young Artists.
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