Robin Noorda studied animation, graphic design and photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and the Rijks Academy both in Amsterdam. In the early eighties he was designer and animator for the public Dutch broadcasting organisation and pioneering computer animator at the first CGI studio in the Netherlands. In that period he also co-founded the art movement Tropism Art & Science Collective and his design company Morphosis. He is an independent filmmaker and animator. As an artist he is also active in experimental photography and interactive light installations.
He works in specific experimental fields of photography like projected pattens on models, infrared, ultraviolet, Kirlian photogrammes and 360º photography in his so called hyperbolics.
A milestone was his Mongolia cross media project, consisting of the documentary film ‘Shivering Beauty - Soundscape of Mongolia’, the book ‘Transit Mongolia’ and the photo exhibition. A story about the harsh transition of a country form equal but unfree into unequal but free.
Stop-motion animation films
Other highlights are the stop-motion animation films ‘Red end and the Seemingly Symbiotic Society’ and Red-end and the Factory Plant, he made together with Bethany de Forest. Both earned many international awards and the first was nominated for a ‘Gouden Kalf’ in 2010. Most recent is the short film Rebirth of Venus.
The Tropism exhibition ‘Photosynthesis - shedding new light on plants’ is an international traveling art exhibition on the unknown worlds of flora. Photosynthesis exhibitions were held in the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam, the the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and in the Tropism Lab in the Flower Art museum in Aalsmeer. Noorda was initiator, curator and participating artist.
Interactive light installations were part of light festivals in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Norrköpping (Sweden), Shenzhen (China), London, Singapore and Sydney, the larges light festival of the world.
For La Montre Hermès International Watches, an assignment was realised together with Bethany de Forest, they created a series of showcase and films that are exposed in Hermès shops worldwide.