I am someone who listens closely,
who hopes my questioning will open small windows of understanding.
I search for commonality in our differences.
My work aims to push against common beliefs and misbeliefs.
And I try to cram the world into small packages while struggling against reductionism.
Laura J Lukitsch is a filmmaker, video artist and story consultant. Her work creates spaces for audiences to experience different perspectives of our collective stories. Her first feature documentary, Beard Club (2013) is a film about the social politics of facial hair. Park Project Berlin (2017-ongoing) examines our public realm. Laura’s interest includes social change, the power of intersectional narratives, and ways we can bring new voices into mainstream consciousness. She helps artists struggling to tell their stories reframe their inner and outer narratives and get their work seen.
Laura J. Lukitsch, Filmmaker, Video Artist, Story Consultant
Founder, Global Performance Media, Find your voice, share your story
Currently living in Berlin.
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
CORO, San Francisco
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition
Bite Sized Video, creating short video for the web
San Francisco State University, Digital Media Production Program, Demo Creation Course
Pacific Pioneer Fund
SF Film Foundation Filmmaker Residency
Best of the Fest, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Audience Award, Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema
“SIANA | [un]natural transitions,” video performance, part of SIANA sound, screening, dance, performance, Sprechsaal, Berlin
“WHEN NOBODY IS WATCHING & BENCHES,” video installation, part of A Full Moon Night, Videodrome 2, Marseille, France
“KORPER UND HELDEN | bodies and heroes,” photo/video installation – Im Grüne Bereich
“DIE LUST AM FLIEGEN | the desire to fly,” Video, sound installation – Lilienthal Park
“PUBLIC FIGURES | making of Berlin,” and “MOVING MONUMENTS | tiergarten,” video installation, Premarts, Berlin
“BERLIN FROM ABOVE | on the s-bahn”, video installation, Fenster Flugel, Projektraum Ventilator, Berlin
“Love,” video Umgemutlich, WBB Willner-Brauerei, Berlin
“Priceless,” Milk Bar, Oakland, New Urbanism Film Festival, LA, Bernal Heights Outdoor Cinema, San Francisco
Dialogues in Transit micro-video series, Instagram
“The Art of Carrying Things by Bike,” Gigantic Bicycle Film Festival, Seattle, Rochester BikeFilmFest, New York
“Beard Club,” Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, Arkansas, premiere
“Love,” sound/video installation, San Francisco home
“Beard Club,” Temescal Street Cinema, Oakland, CA, sneak peak