Jurga Zabukaitė (born in Vilnius, lives and works in Paris) is a Lithuanian filmmaker and film curator. Jurga works exclusively in film, shooting on a variety of film stock, including 8 mm, 16 mm, digital video, and HD video. Her creations are distributed throughout alternative spaces, galleries and festivals across the globe, with soundtracks conceived specifically in cooperation with different dark new wave musicians and moody DJs. These are atmospheric narratives with ambiguous and unresolved storylines, revolving around the complex interrelations between sexuality, love and architecture, and transgressing conventional representations of femininity.
In 2012, she completed her post-graduate studies in École Européenne Supérieure de L’image, Poitiers, France. In 2014 she took part in Filmfactory, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, founded by film director Béla Tarr, whom she assists on retrospectives in Lima and Buenos Aires, and whose documentary, based on his first theatre piece, she is developing.
Her purpose in this residency is to make video tests for a new film of deconfinement that would serve as antipodes of isolation in “Une Chambre a soi”.