In this talk, Noam Toran will present recent projects from his research-based practice; from concept to materialisation, with a focus on ‘behind-the scenes’ methods, production processes and techniques.
Noam Toran’s work involves the creation of intricate narratives developed as a means to reflect upon the interrelations of history, memory, and storytelling as embodied in cinematic, literary, and performative forms. Research based, the works examine how fictions influence the collective consciousness, and are realised through an original way of reconfiguring narrative codes, conventions and structures, and weaving them with historical materials.
His work is exhibited, screened and published internationally, notably at the CNAC Pompidou (Paris), Kunsthalle Wien (Vienna), Venice Architecture Biennale, Victoria & Albert Museum (London), Israel Museum (Jerusalem), Witte de With (Rotterdam), Museum of Modern Art (NYC) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin). He was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico and lives and works in Rotterdam. He teaches at the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam and HEAD, Geneva.
Lecture Monsters, Anarchists and Indians
Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
Toni Areal, Viaduktraum (2.A05)
Pfingstweidstrasse 96, Zürich