I am Julia Schmitz (1993), a visual artist based in The Hague. I focus on translating complex information into sharable storytelling. My main topic of interest lies in human behaviour in relation to media, in ways of seeing and being looked at. My research includes interrogating the documentary genre and understanding how our perception of reality is shaped, asking myself the question: BUT WHY?

I studied at the Royal Academy of Art (The Hague) and completed my master’s in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths University (London). During both studies, I experimented with film installations and my fascination for the construction of reality and representation in film. I’m intrigued by the power of the image, how people construct stories and the role of humour in complicated subject matter.

I am part of Touchy Studios and co-founder of Touchy Productions, a production house operating from The Hague and Berlin. We are specialized in film, publications, text, web development, research and photography. Clients and collaborators include Sophie Straat, Goldband and Prins S. en De Geit.