Tim Schmelzer, born 1968 in Bielefeld, Germany, has been living and working in Vienna as a projection artist since 1999. The emphasis of his work is on the creation of original visual forms of expression for presentation in public space via projections. His animations and pictorial compositions are characterized by the integration of existing visual elements from art, culture, and society. Tim Schmelzer defines the effect of the visual language of his work by coordinating the projection medium in relationship with the projection environment. In 2003, he founded Lichttapete, a light art collective for conceptual projection design.The visual artwork of Tim Schmelzer was projected on noted Austrian art institutions, museums, cultural events and also on international light art festivals in form of large scale slide projections and video animations on urban building surfaces. Tim Schmelzer has expanded the range of his light art projects with landscape and building projections in Ireland emphasizing photographic documentation. These works gave rise to an extensive light art project entailing the illumination of 51 structures in Ireland ( In addition to projection art Tim Schmelzer especially interested in photography, in particular as a means to document his impressions while traveling through Ireland.

Interview RTE Nationwide

Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster, made a filmed interview about Tim Schmelzer´s light artworks in Ireland. Therefore it was made made an exclusive light projection on the lookoutpost 40 near Brandon in Kerry.  The interview was broadcasted by Nationwide with Anne Cassin in November 2013.  


Mulit Media Installation "The missing immage"

Supporting the technical realisation of Ruth Beckermann´s video installation which relates to the bronze figure of a bearded man lying down with a brush in his hand, depicting the Jews cleaning the streets during the pogrom after the “Anschluss” in March 1938.


OTTO BELL (Direktor)
Creative Director, Founder of Courageous at CNN and Filmmaker.

Supporting with landscape projections and photography in Otto Bell´s current filmproduction.