Gytis Skudžinskas

Gytis Skudžinskas (aka GyS) is taking part in sound art residence and festival "Sound Around" (sound art labs/workshops, residencies, closing festival).

Gytis Skudžinskas is a visual, sound and media artist. Born in 1975 in Lithuania, works and lives in Palanga/Klaipeda. In 1999 - 2003 he studied at Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts, Klaipeda Department of Visual design, in 2005 he was awarded the MA of visual arts. Since 1999 he has taken part in group exhibitions and since 2001 he has been supervising different visual art projects in Western Lithuania. In 2006 he became a member of Lithuanian Photography Union. In 1995-2005 he took part in the art action group SaliKApalikau (aka Ensemble SP).

In his works the author uses different forms of expression - photography, drawing and installation. In the recent times he chooses photography more often - the way of constructing the view which allows not only to create a piece of art but also a multilayer presentation with the shade of authentic documentary. Since 1995 Gytis Skudžinskas is active in the scene of sound art and experimental music. 

“Sound around” project proposes a series of residencies for sound artists and organization of 3 experimental music festivals in Kaliningrad, Klaipeda and Gdansk. The project aims at multilateral exchange of experiences, practices and technologies between sound artists from Poland, Lithuania and Russia. Exploration of sound landscapes of 3 cities, Gdansk-Kaliningrad-Klaipeda, will become the basis of communication between the artists and will include creation of sound-cards, multimedia installations and experimental music concerts. Within the framework of the project there will be mutual visit exchanges for collection of the material and organization of the workshops, lectures and demo concerts. The closing final festival will consist of concert, exhibition and theoretical parts. Also, it is planned to produce project documentation in a form of a CD or a vinyl.

Sound Art residence and festival "Sound Around" is a part of the project «Close Stranger: promoting mutual understanding between population of Gdansk, Kaliningrad and Klaipeda through facilitation of exchange in the field of contemporary arts and culture».