The Graz-based creative professionals Volker Sernetz, Stefan Sobotka-Grünewald and Lia Rädler have been working as film and projection artists for more than 15 years. In addition to video and film productions, they are nationally and internationally successful with their large format projections.
OchoReSotto perform light and sound installations on facades or beautify rooms with different light concepts. The trio also uses their projection art for permanent installations, such as in museums and showrooms, or in combination with architecture and in public spaces. The outcome is visual experiences such as the light festival‘Klanglicht’, which impressed audiences at various locations in the city centre of Graz. They also perform their projections outside of Styria like at the Salzburg Festival, the Vienna Opera Ball or the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg.
In addition to projections, the trio creates video and film works for companies such as Hannah’s Plan, Palais Coburg Wien or the Japanese production company Sakkaku. They make digital and analogue films and in some projects combine both techniques. ‘For us analogue filming is a stylistic device, which is indispensable especially for projections on large surfaces,’ explains Stefan Sobotka-Grünewald.
OchoReSotto are also founders of the studio ‘strictly analogue – studio for experimental progress’ (Graz/Trieste/Tokyo) – a network to promote alternative and experimental work as well as communication processes.