sound installation/10:40‘/2020-2021

In „refelctions“ two speakers simulate the two ends of a tunnel, the space in between becomes a passage. A single voice is negotiating the „je“ and „moi“ of the Lacanian mirror state in a self-reciprocating manner. These two words were spoken at the opposite ends of a former railway tunnel with a concise echo, which is used for screaming therapy by the nearby psychosomatic center. The words are becoming sounds used for the systematic “acustic tapping” of the empty space and its natural reverb. These sounds were played back and recorded again in a disused industrial tunnels – every location adding another layer of resonance. The site-specific echo effect achieved in this way spatialises the sound and transforms it into an object.

supported by: Land Vorarlberg


reflections/sound installation


eile/ongoing research project/installation/sound and video


interface/soundscape/music for fieldrecordings and bowed psaltery


call of the void II/4-channel installation/sound and video


the silence of the dune/installation/sound and video


selected sound designs


the call of the void/installation/sound and video


the return home of the mammoth/installation/woolcarpet and text


Antigone Archivoper/installation and performance


découvrez quartier antigone/installation/3 video episodes


hotspots – stories of a volcano/research project/8 video episodes


adapting to survive/radioessay


antenna/2-channel videoinstallation


rendezvous2018/lecture performance/digital archive


the one thing i miss the most is the randomness of the world/4-channel audioplay


wt1190f/installtion and performance


24. – 26. June 2021 / soundinstallation / BRUX Freies Theater Innsbruck / supported by: Vorbrenner, Land Tirol

19. – 28. May 2021 / sound installation / Mathoi Haus / supported by: Stadtgemeinde Schwaz

April – May 2021 / stipendium & artist in residence / Stadtkünstlerin Schwaz / supported by: Stadtgemeinde Schwaz

30. January – 7. March 2021 / sound installation / Neue Mitglieder Exhibition Künstlerhaus Bregenz

21. – 24. October 2020 / installation and presentation / DWDS Bregenz

July – August 2020 / artist in residence / Flux Residency, Hessen

  1. May – 30. June 2020 / screening / Online Group Exhibition Künstlerhaus Bregenz

February – April 2020 / stipendium & artist in residence / Comeback  Stipendium /
supported by: Land Vorarlberg, Stadt Bregenz, Berufsvereinigung Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler Vorarlbergs
10.12.2019-10.1.2019 / solo exhibition / The Call of the Void / Contemporary Art Centre Montenegro, Perjanicki Dom /
supported by: Austrian Embassy Montenegro

15.11.2019-25.11.2019 / installation / The Return Home of the Mammoth / KIOSK Nida

Oktober – November 2019 / artist in residence / Nida Art Colony, Lithuania / supported by: Land Vorarlberg
25.10.2019 / screening / HOTSPOTS – Geschichten eines Vulkans / Kulturcafé Fliegende Ente, Völzberg /
supported by: FLUX – Artists in Residence, Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste, tanz+theater machen stark,
Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin, Land Vorarlberg, Kulturkoffer Hessen
24.9.2019 / 20:00 / experimental reading / Augmented Realm 4.0 by Angela Wiedermann / Parallel Vienna

_ / 20:00 / archive – opera & showing / Antigone Arhivoper hosted by rendezvous3000 / Schwere Reiter, München /
supported by: Kulturreferat München, Meiller Kipper

26.6.2019 / 17:00&21:00 / screening / HOTSPOTS – Geschichten eines Vulkans / Hauptstraße 53, Deutschland /
supported by: FLUX – Artists in Residence, Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste, tanz+theater machen stark,
Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin, Land Vorarlberg, Kulturkoffer Hessen

April – June 2019 / artist in residence / Flux Residency, Hessen
9.4.2019 / 21:00 / radio-premiere / Adapting to survive / korppiradio / supported by: Austrian Embassy Helsinki

March 2019 / artist in residence / For the sake of being(s), Finland


ongoing project/installation and video/2020

Rivers are cultural entities that interact with our social system. Mountains and rivers are the most important sources of energy and income in Vorarlberg, they determine tourism and the electricity industry and they have accelerated the modernization of the Alps. EILE is an ongoing field recording project that deals with the River Ill as a biotope and source of income.

The videoessay created in this context layers different sounds and constructs places which seem to elude from the Ill and the studio space by covering and uncovering black and white photographs as an attempt to reconstruct these places. Sounds created using water, a zither and found objects are manipulated with effect pedals and describe the movements of migration of the animals and plants living in the river as well as the numerous barriers they face. The narrative develops with the stream and forms landscapes based on arranged sounds around the Ill, between motorway bridges and cycle paths, the different geophonic frictions and a symphony of power plant noises.

supported by: Land Vorarlberg, Stadt Bregenz, Berufsvereinigung Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler Vorarlbergs



call of the void II

solo-exhibition/perjaniki dom – contemporary art center montenegro/10.12.-30.12.2019

„It (the seduction of the beach) is about the interface of continents and oceans, the potential of fear of being faced with the enormity of a water planet, the seduction of being at ends, of earth, land, and the imprint of urban life. It is about essences, of sand as the earth`s constituent or residual matter, as it dissolves into the shallows of oceanic vastness. (…) We are drawn to edges: the narrative power of looking over the cliff, the roof of a tall building, wanting a seat at the side of the pool, a corner office.“ (Carolyn Cartier, Seductions of Places)
The modern subject is a subject that’s always on the move. But how are the places consumed by those who visit them? The spatial encounters in this exhibition perform places and produce landscapes by dissecting elements of storytelling and relating them to the subjective perception of the back and forth with the Unknown.
Nature is often presented as this fascinating object that functions as a stage for our self-presentation. We are seeking to find ourselves in the landscape, on a quest to reconnect to the fragments of ones being. Our search is a search for authenticity or a moment of loosing control in a regulated world.
On this journey we encounter places shaped by the interaction between humans and nature that have to be closely monitored and maintained to ensure their existence. We discover myths of origin tying their narrative to the sand, cliffs or rocks: Neringa the giantess that formed the Curonian Spit with her own hands and the Ginnungagap, the abyss which came before genesis in the north mythology. We wander, turn and listen while exposing one layer of potential memory after another.

supported by: centar savremene umjetnosti crne gore, Austrian Embassy Podgorica

the return home of the mammoth

installation/woolcarpet and text/2019

first part of the series „on being a good animal – there is nothing outside of nature“
Woolcarpet about the Song: Whats driving there in the car and sticking out his long trunk? Its a mammoth, and its driving home. (Rüsselmammuts Heimkehr, Adorno about Horkheimer)

The nature of humanity is impacting the earth in many fatal ways. Often when something’s gone we realize that we would have needed it. For the past 20 years biologists worldwide are working on re-inventing live. The resurrection of the mammoth hybrid is part of a de-extinction process and could supposedly prevent a catastrophic global warming feedback loop by stopping greenhouse gas emissions in the arctic tundra.

supported by: Land Vorarlberg
pictures: Julija Navarskaitė

the silence of the dune

installation/sound and video/13:20/2019

In „The Silence of the Dune“ we visit the Curonian Spit, which is characterized by the interaction between humans and nature. Humans monitor and maintain the Spit with the intention of stabilizing the landscape because its existence is threatened by natural forces such as wind and waves who move the sand masses in unwanted directions. Thanks to extensive reforestation projects humans managed to stop the natural movements of the sand but this interventions have consequences:

„With the planting of the forest, we passed the death sentence for the dune. The dune has two ways to die: either it gets overgrown or is carried into the lagoon. There is no other way.“
(Aushra Feser)

In the video we encounter the interactions between forest, wind, sand and water, which influence, mix, attract, move and burry each other. The sounds of the individual components overlap and play with cinematic moments of “suspense”.

supported by: Land Vorarlberg


set/costume design


a film by: Ruby Behrmann, Julia Novacek, Evamaria Müller; acting: Conny Gieron, Ralf Greßmann, Ute Lipp; costumes: Evamaria Müller

supported by: FLUX – Artists in Residence, Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste, tanz+theater machen stark, Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin, Land Vorarlberg, Kulturkoffer Hessen


regno della musica – TERRA

composition: Saskia Bladt; stage, video, text: Anna Sofie Lugmeier; with: Neuen Vocalsolisten (Johanna Zimmer, Susanne Leitz-Lorey, Truike van der Poel, Daniel Gloger, Martin Nagy, Guillermo Anzorena, Andreas Fischer) und Sophie von Arnim, Eliane Fankhauser, Jens Fuhr, Diana Barbosa Gil, Chasper-Curò Mani, Evamaria Müller, Imma Piacevole, Jon Richter, Christoph Sehl, Martin Spura, Emily Yabe, Elizabeth Waterhouse, Sophie Gigou

co-production with Münchener Biennale and Musik der Jahrhunderte Stuttgart


set design for 2-channel-video/2016

performance/direction/production management: Julia Novacek, camera/light: Marie Klein, Daniel Partke; assistent director: Lisa Kuglitsch, Patrick Topitschnig; sound: Teresa Schwind, Nadja Klement; setdesign: Evamaria Müller; location manager: Nadja Rothkirch; audio engineer: Christoph Mateka; colour grading: Marie Klein; translation: Dalibor Mikić; catering: Sarah Schamat; extras: Dalibor Mikić, Hannelore Bauer, Gerlinde Gröll, Christian Jeschko, Anna-Sofie Lugmeier, Michael Müller, Marianne Schweinberger, Sebastian Sraser, Michael Wahlmüller, Christopher Weikenmeier

picture/videostillcredits julia novacek



a nomadic urban composition alongside different places in vienna by claudia bosse/2016

concept/artistic director: claudia bosse; performance: günther auer, léonard bertholet, rotraud kern, alexandra sommerfeld, florian tröbinger, ilse urbanek; choir: jad al-mubaraki, cosima baum, sarah binder, marlene grois, monika has, ahmed hashim, anna hirschmann, vicky klug, melanie konrad, bozena kunstek, anne megier, christina maria murer, luzia rux, ahmed saeed, johanna urban, xandi vogler, isabella voicu, monika volk, hayder wahab, michaela wolf, christa zuna-kratky; sound: günther auer; assistant/coordination: viktoria bayer; technical director: paul horn; critical witness: gabrielle cram; artistic management: silke bake; clothing: iva ivanova, anna-sofie lugmeier, evamaria müller; communication/dramaturgical assistant: anna etteldorf; administration: margot wehinger; intern: sara trawöger, dagmar tröstler; sound assistant: juliana lindenhofer; technical support: frederik hocke; volunteers: andreas binder, jose zubiela rodriguez

pictures by eva würdinger


– unsichtbare Lenker (des Geschehens auf der Bühne)/Video/2015

actors: Nancy Mensah-Offei, Steve Schmidt, Jan Walter, Lisa Weidenmüller; screenplay/direction/production/editing: Julia Novacek; camera: Marie Klein; second camera: Jan Zischka; sound: Daniel Partke; music: Elischa Kaminer; assistent director: Lisa Kuglisch, Valerie Tiefenbacher; costume/make-up/setdesign: Evamaria Müller, Artemiy Shokin; filmposter: Valerie Tiefenbacher; audio engineer: Christoph Mateka; catering: Sarah Schamat; driver: Benjamin Schmied, Andreas Seidl

foto/filmstillcredits julia novacek

sound design

Offenes Feld
live sound for magdalena meindls choreography offenes feld
the performance was part of Antigone Archivoper
picture: bo vloors

OLIVER – fishing in heavy liquids
music for video/2016
the video was part of the shortfilm-program at the hungry eyes festival
picture: OLIVER

music/audioplay/56 min
the lecture performance was developed during a residency at the hothouse for rough translations and shown there as well as at the hungry eyes festival

Augmented Realm 4.0

music and livesound for angela wiedermanns reading of her research-dramolette augmented realm 4.0 in public places, literaturhaus vienna, künstlerhaus vienna and literaturbiennale wuppertal

سمت الرأس надрыв!
music and sound design for videoinstallation/9:30/2016
Recordings of the systematic “acustic tapping” of the empty exhibition space with two gravels were combined with electronic sounds, inspired by the water power plant at the shooting location and the cutting beats of a singing bowl.
picture: anna-sofie lugmeier