Claudia Birgit Lehmann, Univ.Prof. Dr.

Professor of film art - Visual Communication

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Claudia Lehmann has a PHD in physics and is a filmmaker and video artist. In her cinematic work, which ranges from documentaries to feature films, music to art video, installations to performances, she is always on the lookout for new forms and formats. Often, it is about perception, reality or the investigation of systems or the systemic. Her films Memoryeffekt (Memory Effect) and Hans im Glück (Berlin Playground) premiered in the Perspektive Deutsches Kino. She realised the Juli Zeh adaptation Schilf with X-Films Creative Pool. Additionally, she develops visual concepts, video sets and idiosyncratic live video performances and has worked in this realm at the Deutsches Theater, the Münchner Kammerspiele, the Ruhrtriennale, the Schauspielhaus Zürich, the Opera Comique in Paris and the Norske Opera in Oslo. Together with the visual artist and composer Konrad Hempel, she founded the Institute for Experimental Affairs, also known as IXA. With Tamtam Film, for example, IXA produced and realised the documentary Die Sinfonie der Ungewissheit (The Symphony of Uncertainty). They also conduct theoretical and practical research at the interfaces between science and art. Claudia Lehmann was visiting professor for digital media at the weißensee kunsthochschule berlin and has been professor for film art at the Mozarteum Salzburg since 2019. She plays and sings in “Hands-up Excitement” and “Elementarstrategien”.