By Vladimir Seput
Lisa Truttmann (1983, St. Pölten) is an Austrian artist and filmmaker based in Vienna. “In her work she weaves documentary elements into staged settings and essayistic montages, tracing the structures of social, urban and natural landscapes” (www.lisatruttmann.at). She studied Transmedia Arts at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and received a Fulbright scholarship for her graduate studies in Film/Video at California Institute of the Arts. Her latest film Tarpaulins is a beautiful essay film screened at the festival of Austrian film Diagonale in Graz this March. In that compelling new work she dedicated two years to follow sculpture-like tents for termite fumigation in Los Angeles and used that phenomena to reflect upon concepts of home, uncanny, destruction and creation. We talked to Lisa about Tarpaulins, her inspiration behind it and her work as a moving image artist.