Iris Borovčnik studied at the Akademie der bildenden Künste in Vienna. Her work includes e.g. mediation projects between politics and poetry in collaboration with CLUB Havera. In 2016 she received the award of the Akademie for her thesis film HYPER HYPER ICH-Id. She lives and works in Vienna.
HYPER HYPER ICH-Id. deals with questions about the self of non-normative subjects in the age of neoliberalism, thus at a time when concepts of subject and identity are influenced to a large extent by promises of independence that have become imperatives: be yourself!, be what you want to be! It is about self-presentation, constructing identity, attributions, experiencing discrimination, and difficulties in forming alliances.