Why wonder into the distance…
Julia Libiseller
Artist Statement
My stop-motion animation shows an interaction of Japanese people in Vienna with a local person on the train. The tour guide of a Japanese tourist group on the train asks politely to free the window seat for 2 minutes. In the eagerness to capture everything photographically, one or the other is overlooked.
Japanese people are mainly perceived as a crowd of exotic tourists. We know Japanese food, we know Japanese design. But what do we know about Japanese people? How do they think, what do they fear and how do they love?
Artist Bio
Julia Libiseller studied Theatre and Costume Design at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, at Motley Theatre Design Course in London and University of Applied Arts Vienna. Since 1999 she has been working as theatre designer on several productions in London, Birmingham, Tokyo, Bruneck, Innsbruck, Luzern, Bozen, Ostrava, Fürth, Vienna and Salzburg. Amongst others, she designed the feature films "Macondo" and „Joy“ by Sudabeh Mortezai, and recently „The world shortest poem“ by David Clay Diaz. In the last few years she has started to create animation films. „In the light or in the shadows“ was shown at the Best Austrian Animation Film Festival and the Tricky Women Film Festival 2016.