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Lina Lapelytė

Photo: Juha Kauppinen
Lina Lapelytė lives and works in Vilnius and London. She is a composer, sound artist, violinist, vocalist, performance artist. Besides stage performances in the context of improvised music, one of her main artistic interests lies in the genre of contemporary opera. Since the beginning of her artistic work Lina was particularly interested in improvisation. She developed a unique musical style by combining violin and electronics in her solo performances and musical collaborations. Lina Lapelytė explores contemporary forms of performativity that are related to a genre of new opera and performance in a context of contemporary art. According to the artist, in her recent works such as Have a Good Day!, Candy Shop, Hunky Bluff she has been exploring the phenomena of song, using it as an object with which to examine issues of displacement, otherness and beauty. Re-enactment supports her investigation into aesthetics, control and reality. Performances and operas are fueled by expression, marked by pastiche and grotesque, contextual and conceptual musicality, theatrical suggestibility, expressive stylized visuality. Performances and operas unfold sensitivity to feminine identity and it’s complex relation to contemporary reality in a manner of tradition of postfeminist art.
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