Patrick Topitschnig was born in Styria, Austria. He is a Vienna-based filmmaker and audio artist whose works also include collaborations for theatre projects.
After he finished his studies in Commercial Information Technology he studied Intermedia Art and Narrative Film in Vienna and Berlin under the likes of Bernhard Leitner, Erwin Wurm, Constanze Ruhm and Thomas Arslan. He made his diploma with the experimental video Right to Hospitality in 2012.
He received several awards, such as the Fred Adlmüller Grant or the Ursula Blickle Preis for his video Concision of the Whole (2007) (Zerschneidung des Ganzen). In 2013 he was granted the Starter Stipendia for video and media art (Austrian Federal Ministry for Culture and Arts).
He works primarily in video and sound which are often employed in installative contexts. His work centers on direct physical experience and immediate reception, as well as on enduring time and the measure of passing time respectively. They do so on a visual or on an acoustic basis. Permanent repetitions or continuous oscillations constitute a recurrent theme