Claudia Larcher

What’s your background?

I studied Transmedia Arts and Sculpture in Vienna but also have a background in Graphic Design. My job as a visual artist in a club for electronic music, was the beginning for my experiments with live video and the interaction between sound and light.

What influences you artistically?

Pipilotti Rists video art and installations are a great inspiration for me, as well as the art of Kurt Schwitters and Gordon Matta-Clark. Architecture in general and some film makers like Maya Deren, Claire Denis and David Lynch.

How do you start a new work?

Usually I get inspired by traveling. I try to work on a project in a different area for a longer period of time. Surrounded by different architecture, the results are often video works that deal with real and / or utopian living spaces and their inhabitants.

What are you working on right now?

I am working on a Virtual Reality project, that deals with architecture and our own personal perception. I am also interested in the gap between digital and analogue. Grown up between these two worlds I sometimes feel alienated. In my opinion this kind of dilemmas is always a good starting point for a new work.