Claudia Larcher
Artist Statement
The video Yama uses a fictional camera tracking shot to offer a view of the inside of a traditional Japanese home. Tatami rooms and shoji meet kimonos and koi: the video is a collage of fragments of the various rooms in which the artist lived while in Japan. The work was completed by adding ukiyo-e sequences and scenes from Kabuki theater.
The spaces you see in YAMA are associated with a sense of home, familiarity and memory. On the one hand, Yama shows topographical conditions, on the other hand, spaces of remembrance and imagination. To watch YAMA is a revisiting of a reimagined space.
Artist Bio
Claudia Larcher is a visual artist with a focus in (site specific) video animation, collage, photography and installation. From 2001 to 2008 she studied « Media Art and Sculpture » at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2005 she has participated in various group exhibitions and festivals in Austria and abroad and presented her work in solo and group exhibitions: f.e. Tokyo Wonder Site Japan, Slought Foundation Philadelphia, Weimar Art Festival, Centre Pompidou Paris, Museum of Contemporary Art/ Roskilde, Steirischer Herbst in Graz and Anthology Film Archives in NYC. In March 2019, a monograph with Claudia Larcher‘s work was published by deGruyter.