Biography


Egle Saka (Lithuania, 1991) is a London-based, visual and video artist who works with analog medium - glitches, noise, and other distorted/manipulated AV signals in order to bring the beauty of imperfections to the forefront of the viewer’s awareness. Egle suggests that by tuning into the stream of analog errors, we may recognize a more human link that can reconnect us with the truer version of our self-image.

Egle has a professional background in printmaking (BA in Visual Graphics, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Lithuania, 2014), which has notably influenced her current body of work as she applies elements of the photographic image and printing processes such as complex image layering, halftones, grains, and gradients.

Besides limited edition screen prints and graphic art, she now mainly creates experimental video art and live, immersive audio-visual performances using modified electronics, obsolete cathode ray tube displays, and AV processing software. These are used to playback/process the broken AV signals and/or create them in the present moment. In her most recent work, Egle has also been integrating elements of sound as a result of experimentally processed field recordings, noise, and electronic ambient soundscapes.

With the use of often intensive, audiovisual stimulus, Egle seeks to challenge the viewer’s impressions of reality, individuality, and time. In addition, she explores the complex interlinked relationships between individual and collective memories, experiences, and identities that working with distorted AV analog sources can entail.

Egle has showcased her work in experimental art venues such as IKLECTIK, New River Studios, and fine art galleries such as Saatchi and Jealous in the UK, as well as internationally.