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name: Robin Noorda
work: Morphosis (moving media made to measure)
studio: Nieuw en Meer, Oude Haagseweg 81, 1066 DC Amsterdam
telephone: 020 4236716, mobile: 06 53228858,
e-mail: robin.noorda(at) 
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disciplines: animation, documentary film, photography, installations, experimental media art, science related visualisations, storyboarding and scenario


2010 - Masterclass by Christopher Vogler on storytelling and 'The Writer's Journey'

1982 - 1983 Trainee posts at Toonder Animation Studios and NOS (design dept. Dutch broadcasting org.).

1982 - 1983 Rijksacademie Amsterdam, post graduate; visual communication; audiovisual design, experimental media.

1981 - 1986 C.E.M. studio Hilversum; composition, minimal- and electronic music and studio techniques.

1978 - 1982 Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam; audiovisual design, photography and animation.

Photo- and Filmography

2016 - 'Hyperbolics make the world go round' photo book with hyperbolic panoramas.

2016 - Assignment for project developer Trebbe to make Hyperbolic architectural panoramas of 10 of their building projects in the Netherlands.

2010 - 2015 ‘Red-end and the Factory Plant'. A 4K Digital Cinema stop motion animator film made in collaboration with Bethany de Forest. Coproduction Beast Animation (BE). Premiered at the Netherlands Film Festival 2015 and a.o. selected for Clermont Ferrand Short Film Festival 2016, Mecal 2016, HAFF 2016, FIFE 2016, MIAF 2016, Cartoons on the Bay 2016.

2015 - Curator with Alfred Marseille of the travelling art exhibition 'Photosynthesis Shedding new Light on Plants' in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

2013 - 2014 five short films and showcases for an international watches campaign for La Montre Hermès Paris, in collaboration with Bethany de Forest.

2014 - Assignment for Business Art Service of 16 hyperbolic photo works.

2011 - 2013 Curator of the travelling and botanic related art exhibition Photosynthesis in the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam.

2007 - 2009 ‘Red-end and the Seemingly Symbiotic Society. A 15 minute stop motion animation film in 4K Digital Cinema. In collaboration with Bethany de Forest. Première opening film HAFF 2009. Nomination Gouden Kalf - NFF, international awards.

2005 - 2012 creation of a series of music videos for the composer ‘Phantom Frank’, (experimental ‘video camera obscura’ project; or pinhole video) in collaboration with Bethany de Forest, also VJ performances in o.a. Paradiso and Pacific Parc.

2003 - 2010 Cross media project ‘The Shivering Beauty of Mongolia’ consisting of the book ‘Transit Mongolië, Steppenland in verandering’, a photo exhibition in the Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam and the music documentary film ‘Shivering Beauty - Soundscape of Mongolia’, broadcasted on the Dutch national channel 2 by the Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation. The film was also included in the book as dvd ISBN 978 90 5670 180 2. Directors cut of 74’ is realized in 2010.

2004 - Creation of a 1,5 hour film loop for the ‘Finnegans Wake’ readings during the Sleepless Night (broadcaster VPRO/Vredenburg) together with Carla Hoekendijk.

1993 - 1994 'Bridge over Europe'. First HDTV trickery-film, jointless pan along sixty bridges from all over Europe. Première in Tuschinski – Amsterdam. Realized together with Ingrid van Zummeren

1991 - 'Entropy', a 2D CG on entropy, the evolution theory and the Hopi Indians Creation story.

1982 - Polariz, an AV/art project. A soundscape generated by the color of images in polarized light. The color spectrum of light transposed upon the spectrum of sound.

Autonomous work within ‘Tropism Art and Science Collective’ 

2016 - 2017 'You looking' at me?' interactive light installation for the Illuminade of the Amsterdam Light Festival.

2015 - 2016 Sneaky Serpents, interactive light installation in Norrköping, Sweden. Glowing interactive snakes swim in the river.

2015 - Curator with Alfred Marseille of the travelling botanical related art exhibition 'Photosynthesis - Shedding new Light on Plants' in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (June 20 till September 27 - 2015). A Tropistic group exhibit. 

2014 - 2015 Sneaky Serpents, an installation selected for the Amsterdam Light Festival, Glowing interactive snakes swim in the canal at the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. When disturbed, they flee into they dens until one dares to come out again upon the rest follows.

2011 - 2013 Curator of the travelling and botanic related art exhibition Photosynthesis in the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. A Tropistic group exhibit. Besides curator and artist also editor of the print and app catalogus.

2012 - Curator of the Tropistic museum-night (N8) program for the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam. With the installation Flora Sonora, or The Singing Plant: Plants are able to react via an EEG and synthesizer audibly at stimuli inflicted by visitors.

1994 - Invitation from the 'Center of Contemporary Art' in Moscow for a Tropistic exhibition. -Tropistic manifestation ‘The Riddle of the Old Church’, Amsterdam, November '94, Including ‘The Shadow Harp’ a laser web unconsciously played by visitors, November ’94, -Tropistic installation for the 'Beek in Beeld'-project, June-August '94; - A Tropistic installation for the 'Hermit' festival in Plasy, Czech republic, July '94, 3 camera obscura projectors with mechanical animations and floating sound shower audio-parabolics.

1982 - 1993 Tropistic exhibits in a.o. the Zeebelt theatre, The Hague; in Time Based Arts, Amsterdam; De Fabriek, Eindhoven; De Vonk, Bussum; Provadja, Alkmaar Spiegeltent, Ede.

Awards and nominations 

2016 - First Award elected by the children jury for the concept of the interactive light installation 'You looking' at me?' to be realised for the 2016-2017 Amsterdam Light Festival.

2015 - in competition for the Dutch film Award 'Golden Calf' of the stop motion animation film 'Red-end and the Factory Plant'. 

2015 - The exhibition 'Photosynthesis' in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was shortlisted for the 2015 Fringe Sustainable Practice Award.

2009 - 2010 The film 'Red-end and the Seemingly Symbiotic Society': 
Utrecht, HAFF 09 opening film, Moviesquad Award 
Espinho, Cinanima 09, Award for Best Short Film 
Tallinn, Animated Dreams Festival, "Brain-tap" Award for Best Film 
Angers, Premiers Plans - Audience Award Best European Short Film
Nijmegen, Go-short festival, nomination Best Dutch film 
Utrecht, Dutch Film Festival, nomination ‘Golden Calf’ 
St. Petersburg; International Festival of Animation Art, special mention for unconventional look.
And: selected for the competition shorts of Annecy 2010, nomination Cartoon d'Or.

2003 - Special Silver Medal at the Quadri­ënnale, Prague, the international theatre design exhibition, for the multi screen presentation at the Dutch pavilion on location theatre.

2001 - Nominated at ‘The One Minute’ film festival with ‘Head or Tail’, with Susanne Ohmann.

2000 - Golden Award for the DVD and CD-Rom ‘Livial’ for Organon at the Golden Z festival, cat. new media and Silver at the SAM awards.

1999 - Nominated at the Annecy animation festival (France) for ‘Horses in the Air’.

1996 - Bronze award, category ‘special effects’ for Philips Matchline, New York Festivals.

1994 - Golden award, category 'introduction and lead-in title', bronze award for the special effects and two honorable mentions for another 'Philips Matchline' film at the 'New York Festivals'.

1993 - Bronze award at the 'Broadcast Designers Association Awards' USA for 'Body Matters’, made for the public broadcasters TROS, Veronica, BRT and ARD.

1991 - 2nd prize 'Digigraph' Brussels for the lead-in title 'Time is Money, for BRT

1990 - First prize 'Image du Futur', Canada for 'Partners', for the AVRO (Dutch public broadcaster).

1990 - Screening of six computer animation films during 'Siggraph' USA.


2016 - 'Hyperbolics make the world go round' POD photo book with hyperbolic panoramas.

2015 - Red end and the Factory Plant, The Game, free app for OSX an Android.

2015 - 'Photosynthesis - Shedding new Light on Plants' printed catalogue for the exhibition in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Also as app: Tropisms 15 - Photosynthesis,

2012 - Tropisms 12 - Fotosynthese, app and printed art catalogus of the exhibition in the Hortus Botanicus Amsterdam.

2007 - ‘Transit Mongolië, steppenland in verandering’ monograph including the documentary film Shivering Beauty, Soundscape of Mongolia on dvd. ISBN 9789056701802

2000 - ‘Fetish Art’ monograph in collaboration with fashion designer/sculptor Doesjka Bee under the pseudonym of Robin Cay (Edition Stemmle, ISBN 3908163153). 

1976 - 1979 illustrator and cartoonist at comic magazine Speedo, of publisher Drukwerk.

Work experience in education and consultancy

2016 - now, workshop miniature sets and stop motion animation for NFA, (Netherlands Film Academy), dep. Production Design and Cinematoghrapy.

2009 - now ArtEZ, art academy Zwolle, lecturer animation (till 2013) and workshops.

2009 - Workshop 4K Digital Cinema for the Waag Society and HAFF.

2006 - 2011 Commission member on the VAF, (Flemish Film Fund), animation dept. in Brussels.

2006 - 2007 Summer workshops short film, photography and animation at La colina, Spain.

2006 - 2009 NIAF (Netherlands Institute for Animation Film) lectures, guidance of animation participants.

2002 - now NFA, (Netherlands Film Academy), workshops, guest lecturer, at dept. IMVFX and Production Design / Camera

2001 - 2006 Minerva (Art Academy), lecturer media design; coach final exam and production dep.

2001 - 2006 HKU fac. Design Techology, lecturer media design.

2000 - 2005 Dutch Film Fund, advisor on the animation committee.

1986 - 1995 HKU (Art Academy), dept. Image- and Media Technology, Hilversum. lecturer CGI, animation and concept development.

Work experience in commission, photography, film and TV design at Morphosis, Antics and the Dutch broadcasting org. NOS - NOB

2016 - Assignment for project developer Trebbe to make Hyperbolic panoramas of ten of their building projects in the Netherlands.

2013 - 2014 five short films and six showcases for an international watches campaign for La Montre Hermès Paris, in collaboration with Bethany de Forest.

2014 - Assignment for Business Art Service resulting in 16 hyperbolic photo works.

2013 - Sponsor film for the new construction plans of the Rosa Spier Huis,

2006 - 2011 Several music video’s o.a. for the Phantom Four

2007 - 2008 Amsterdam Historical Museum, animation film about the relation of Amsterdam and the royalties.

2005 - 2006 Groningen Museum, stereoscopic 3D film on the archeologist van Giffen.

2004 - 2005 Teleac/NOT TV series ‘Vetlekker’ and ‘Over Gewicht’ on food; dozens of animations.

2000 - DVD for ‘Doe Maar’; ‘Hees van Ahoy’, V2 Records, direction, design and production.

1994 - 1996 ‘Horses in the Air’ motion capture animation documentary on Eadweard Muybridge. Combination of dance, music and animation. Co-director Peter Sweenen, pilot for the NPS.

1994 - 'Locomotive', art and animation TV magazine, workshop and TV broadcasting in DK, NL and CZ. In cooperation with the HKU, Animation Academy Viborg and the film-academy FAMU in Prague.

1986 - now Morphosis - moving media made to measure, founder, owner; (art)direction, photography, animation- and documentary film, TV design, educational- and corporate films and applied art.

1984 - 1986 Antics Studio Amsterdam, first computer animation studio in the Netherlands, pioneer of CGI, designer and animator.

1982 - 1996 Freelance TV designer, animator for the Graphic Design dept. of NOS, NOB Design/Interactive (Dutch broadcast facilities)