Lisbeth Kovačič, born 1978 in Graz/Austria, has worked since Highschool in the field of theatre as an assistant director, technician, producer and actress. She was part of the theatre collective Volxtheater Favoriten and their sociocritical project Volxtheater Karawane. She finished the College for Photography and AV-Media in Vienna, then studied Theater, Film and Media Science at the University of Vienna. After being an external student of Camera at the Film Academy Vienna, she graduated with distinction from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. She lives as a Photographer, Camera Woman and visual artist most of the time in Vienna.
2018 – Step Across
2016 – #THEIRCATSASWELL
2015 – Minor Border
2011 – Genova 11/06
Project in residence: SALUTI DAL CONFINE (production/short documentary)
During her stay in Villach, Lisbeth Kovačič produced a 20-minute short documentary on the border station at Thörl-Maglern/Coccau (AUT/IT), prime example for the non-place called “border within the EU”. She captured the unreal feeling of this symbolically charged and at the same time run-down border station by doing interviews with restaurant owners, border patrollers or Carinthian day trippers in order to penetrate this microcosm. Image and sound are mostly dissonant, in order to let space for the viewers own association and reflection about the necessity of borders.