Johann Lurf


Johann Lurf

Non-Standard use of Film affects our Senses

PRESENTATION: SATURDAY – 22 April, 2023, 14:00 @ University of Applied Arts Vienna

An overview of my practice in film recording and projecting analogue still and moving images.

The presentation shows how I am developing tailored image setups to engage with perception and to match my artistic concepts based on historic technologies as well as contemporary tools. Examples will span from 35mm Vertical Cinema to stereoscopic 3D in film and slide projection in various formats and venues.


Johann Lurf (born in 1982) was educated as a film director at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria. He is known as an experimental filmmaker who cannot easily be subsumed under one style or category. His films examine various modes of (both human and technologically-aided) vision and motion, but his more formally-oriented filmic experiments are always accompanied by strong narratives that, however subtly, examine society, codes, norms, perception, and the history and development of cinema itself. Dabbling in short and feature-length films, analog and digital film, found-footage and his own shots, Lurf has made a wide variety of cinematic works, many of which have been featured in international film festivals and cultural institutions, notably the Sundance Film Festival and the Austrian Film Museum.
Austrian Cultural Forum New York, August 2018