Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė, Vaiva Grainytė & Lina Lapelytė
Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė (b. 1983, based in Vilnius) works as filmmaker and theatre director. In her creative practice, Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė explores the gap between objective and imagined realities, while challenging an anthropocentric way of thinking in a playful way. Her recent full-length film-essay Acid Forest was awarded at the Locarno International Film Festival this year and is touring extensively in film festivals around the world.
Vaiva Grainytė (b. 1984) is a writer, playwright, and poet. Her creative practice usually crosses the confines of deskwork and becomes an integral part of an interdisciplinary polylogue in the form of radio plays, operas, site specific performances, and musicals. Her book of essays Beijing Diaries (2012) was nominated for the Book of the Year award in the adult literature category and included in the top twelve listing of the most creative books for that year. Vaiva’s poetry debut Gorilla’s Archives was published in 2019 and according to critics recognized as a distinguished voice of neo-avant-garde poetry.
Lina Lapelytė (b. 1984, based in Vilnius and London) is an artist, musician and composer. Her performance-based practice is rooted in music and flirts with pop culture, gender stereotypes and nostalgia. Lapelytė’s works were presented at KIM?, Riga, Rupert, Vilnius (solo exhibition), gallery 1857, Oslo, the Modern Art Museum, Malmo, MACBA, Barcelona and DRAF, London. Upcoming shows include Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris; Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Kunsthalle Praha.