Lukas Birk is an Austrian artist, storyteller, and conservator. His multi-disciplinary projects have been turned into films, chronicles, books, and exhibitions. A large part of Lukas’s work deals with archival material he collects through travel or while delving into his own background. His narratives tackle recorded history by creating alternate story lines and incorporating fictional elements alongside commonly accepted facts. Lukas often researches his imagery through explorations into cultures that have been affected by conflict. His ‘archival artworks’ have little to do with institutional processes but rather center around personal stories, the desire to preserve their place in history, and Lukas’s own emotional attachment to them.
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