JŪRA ELENA ŠEDYTĖ (LT)

“Ready When You Are” (2020). “Our every conscious action or experience is based on movement,” claims Jūra Elena Šedytė. “Intentional action is also necessary for the production and propagation of sound, for which we use our bodies.” In her solo performance, which combines music, movement and visuals, Šedytė explores human body – primarily, her own body – as a sounding and moving object. She is also interested in how such an object is perceived by the viewer. By applying methods derived from phenomenology, she tries to articulate her self-perception and search for the features of intentionality in humans.

Jūra Elena Šedytė is a composer, singer and improviser whose work has been recently showcased on the music scenes in Lithuania and Denmark. Her live performances feature her as a singer and electronica artist, exploring various psychological and social issues through diverse media including video art, movement and theatre. Over the past few years she has appeared solo and in various collaborative projects in Vilnius and Copenhagen. She has returned several times to the Jauna Muzika and Druskomanija festivals in Lithuania. In 2019, she was part of the group involved in the production of the sound experience Glaistas (Plaster), recorded on site of the Jewish ghetto in Vilnius and presented by the Operomanija.

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