Noam Toran will join us to discuss his work on 27 November 2012 from 1–2pm.
Noam Toran’s work involves the creation of intricate narratives developed as a means to reflect upon the interrelations of cinema, history, design, and memory. The works are most often exhibited as sculptures, films, and installations. The works attempt to evoke memories and sensations related to cinema and cinema watching, and to examine the implications of how fictions influence the collective consciousness, be it as collective myth or memory forming. This is realized through an original way of deconstructing and reconfiguring cinema’s codes, conventions, and structures, and repositioning them in the gallery space. The works often exist in archival or schematic forms developed through a unifying thematic narrative. What results are installations comprised of objects, films, and texts which provide the viewer with a space for speculation and interpretation. The work is exhibited, screened, and published internationally, and is part of the NY MoMA, FRAC Ile-de-France, and Israel Museum collections.