Where Are We?

Works by Lisa Truttmann
Fulbright Screening
December 9th and 10th, 2015, Vienna
MQ, Quartier21, Raum D

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In this selection of Austrian artist/filmmaker Lisa Truttmann’s short videos we have a series of works that incessantly ask “Where are we?” — a potent question entirely asked through the apparatus of image and sound itself. For in each of these discreet and startling videos Truttmann gives us firm locales (mostly Californian), and even objects and ideas to grasp, while vigorously separating their form and content before our eyes. Color, surface, sound and idea take flight from their origin and recreate themselves before landing back in a reality of changed perception. Ordinary things and situations are given termitic specificity and true characters emerge: a cold-engined car in a desert town in the dead of night (Anything Can Happen), a multi-lingual parrot (Babash), a garage full of memories (Birds, Clocks, and Toolboxes and Petie), the color of a couple’s quarrel (6500)....

— Andy Rector, film critic, Los Angeles, 2015.


Elsewhere Lands, 2014, 5 min. (with Guido Spannocchi)
Water Fields, 2013, 4 min.
Anything Can Happen, 2013, 4 min.
Birds, Clocks and Toolboxes, 2014, 1 min.
Babash, 2014, 9 min. (with Behrouz Rae)
Petie, 2014, 7 min.
6500, 2015, 9 min.
Tabula Rasa, 2015, 7 min. (with Elizabeth Webb)


Lisa Truttmann received her degree in Transmedia Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna in 2009. In 2013 she continued her studies at the California Institute of the Arts, Program of Film and Video with a Fulbright Scholarship. The works presented in the screening were developed between 2013 and 2015 during her stay in the U.S., including the collaborative projects with Guido Spannocchi (Elsewhere Lands), Behrouz Rae (Babash) and Elizabeth Webb (Tabula Rasa); individual projects were partly funded by BKA. The artist would like to thank her supporters and collaborators for making her practice possible.

Where Are We?

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Fulbright Screening
9. und 10. Dezember 2015, Wien
MQ, Quartier21, Raum D

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Elsewhere Lands, 2014, 5 min. (mit Guido Spannocchi)
Water Fields, 2013, 4 min.
Anything Can Happen, 2013, 4 min.
Birds, Clocks and Toolboxes, 2014, 1 min.
Babash, 2014, 9 min. (mit Behrouz Rae)
Petie, 2014, 7 min.
6500, 2015, 9 min.
Tabula Rasa, 2015, 7 min. (mit Elizabeth Webb)