Noam Toran, fellow of Het Nieuwe Instituut 2016

Noam Toran, Fellow Het Nieuwe Instituut 2016

Interview with Noam Toran, Het Nieuwe Instituut, October 2016

Noam Toran’s work involves the creation of intricate narratives developed as a means to reflect upon the interrelations of history, memory, cinema and literature. Research based, the works examine how fiction influences the collective consciousness, be it as history, myth or memory forming. This is realised through an original way of deconstructing and reconfiguring cinematic and literary codes, conventions and structures, and weaving them with historical materials, thereby complicating and questioning the divide between artefact and artifice. The work is exhibited, screened and published internationally, and is part of numerous public collections. During his fellowship Noam carried out research for the project Black and White and Red All Over.

Toran worked on the Thursday Night Live! Towards a New Stupidity - American Silent Comedy and the Soviet Avant-Garde.

Thursday Night Live! Reading Room: Towards a New Stupidity by Het Nieuwe Instituut

Marina Otero
Tamar Shafrir, Klaas Kuitenbrouwer, Katia Truijen, Marten Kuijpers, Víctor Muñoz Sanz
Jan Robert Leegte