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. The visual artwork was projected on noted Austrian art institutions, museums, cultural events and also on international light art festivals. In 2003 Tim Schmelzer foundet the light art collective Lichttapete in Vienna, and in 2020 he established Lumine Projections, a company for conceptual projection design.
Tim Schmelzer has expanded the range of his light art projects with landscape and building projections in Ireland emphasizing photographic documentation. In addition to projection art he is especially interested in photography, in particular as a means to document his impressions while traveling through Ireland.
Ireland's National Television and Radio Broadcaster RTE, made a filmed interview about Tim Schmelzer´s light artworks in Ireland. Therefore it was made made an exclusive light projection on the lookout post 40 near Brandon in Kerry. The interview was broadcasted by Nationwide with Anne Cassin in November 2013.
Museumsplatz 1/Stiege 5
Support & Friends
RUTH BECKERMANN (Filmmaker)
Mulit Media Installation "The missing immage"
Tim Schmelzer supported the technical realisation of Ruth Beckermanns 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 (Filmmaker,Direktor)
Creative Director, Founder of Courageous at CNN and Filmmaker.
The filmproduction of Otto Bells "The Badass Librarian of Timbuktu" was supported with landscape projections. TBD
CHRISTA SOMMERER & LAURENT MIGNONNEAU
The technical realisation of ANTopolis projections at the MuseumsQuartier Vienna in 2021 was supported by Tim Schmelzer / Lumine Projections.