Noa Silver derives his works from the word synthesis; a combination of components or elements to form a connected whole. These components usually find themself in between analogue and digital, working together to create a cohesive narrative. Whether it be generated poetry, an audio installation or a visual experience. It is always playful and incomplete without its audience.
Noa Silver VeldhuijsenDutch 1994 Multidisciplinary artist working in the field of new media art.
• 2017 – Graduated cum laude from the Willem De Kooning Academy with a major in Fine Arts, a minor in Hacking and a history in Animation.
• 2013 – Received a propaedeutic diploma at the Willem De Kooning Academy
• 2010 – Took part in the CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) Program.
• 2018 – Testlab at v2_ institute for unstable media in Rotterdam.
• 2018 – She by Reality – Group expo at KunstRai in Amsterdam.
• 2018 – Dat Wat We Nog Niet Wisten – Duo expo in Rotterdam.
• 2017/2018 – Master Apprentice programme. Presented in TAC Eindhoven.
• 2017 – V2_ Summer Sessions | Solo exhibition in Pula, Croatia.
• 2017 – TecArt Rotterdam with Steven van der Gaarden | Group Expo in WORM also called slash gallery.
• 2017 – Graduation Exhibition. | Group Exhibition. Wdka. 2017. Nominated for the Drempelprijs.
• 2016 – Exhibition in Het Nieuwe Insitute. | Group Exhibition. Light installation.
• 2016 – Took part in the Mint exhibition in the Performance bar/Slash gallery.
• 2013 – Smeltpunt | Group expo Wdka
Previous work experience:
• Billy infomercial done in collaboration with Graphic Grocery as an commercial for the dietician.
• Video production for TedXYouth Amsterdam.
• Modelling and rigging the 1st prize of a competition from the Rode Kruis. (the Dutch Red Cross foundation)
• Sounddesign for Freddy the Flamingo, a commercial to promote the Social Garden festival in Amsterdam.
• Worked at the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam behind the bar and in the kitchen. Continued at One For The Road, which provides catering for festivals including Lowlands.
• Worked at the Temporary Art Center in Eindhoven. Behind the bar, as security and as to provide general aid on the festival sight.
• Worked for One For The Road a catering company that provides catering to festivals. Located at Lowlands festival, Biddinghuizen and Music Meeting, Nijmegen.
• Working with Adobe CC (been working with Adobe since about 12 years old), experience in Photoshop, Premiere, After Effects, Indesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Bridge.
• Working with Arduino, Raspberry PI, Max for Live.
• Working with Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Melodyne.
• Photography and videography on a Canon camera.
• Carpentry, metalwork, welding, soldering etc.
• Fluent in English and Dutch, both in written and spoken word.
Other interest include videos, music, web-development, dance, sculpting, carpentry, writing, reading, photography and drawing.
The installation is made to generate its own poetry and sound, learning words from a database of poetry written by the artist as well as using the presence of the audience to generate new sounds. The final pieces are curated by the artist. photo by Leendert Van Der Meer photo by Leender Van Der Meer Mechanical Rhyme was displayed at …
Video directed by Noa Silver, song performed by Equivocal, beats by Gabs.
The installation is made to generate a new holy scripture and was displayed at Dat Wat We Nog Niet Wisten. It uses a neural network trained on the Bible and Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. The visitors where also asked to add their own believe to the database from which the neural network learns. A continuation of this work was …
This project was part of the master apprentice exposition organised by Kunstpodium T at Temporary Art Center (TAC) in Eindhoven. After coming back from my residency in Croatia I went straight on to create this sound sculpture. I am writing a book about my experience abroad. A book that finds itself in-between prose and poetry. This sculpture is a way …
Synthesis: “The combination of components or elements to form a connected whole.” In western society we base the majority of our communication on linguistics. We rarely use physical interaction as a way of communicating, except with those closest to us. Amongst strangers, and often even friends and family, we tend to reserve our personal bubble and limit our physical interaction; …
Sound design and music for a concept video explaining the idea of mono eating: “How can design make people eat more conscious in a time when most people are often distracted and in a rush? Mono-eating focusses on unconscious eating behavior in a fast and multitasking society. Research shows that unconscious behavior, or automated behavior develops itself after repeating …
Transitions is an experience that depicts my bridge into the auditory realm. It makes use of the transitional spaces within the structure of the building to tell a story about connections, passages, phases and transformations. It makes use of modular poetry and interactive technology to create a unique experience for every visitor. It is a Gesamtkunstwerk that encapsulates the rest …
The song is a collaboration between: Emiel Driessen & Noa Silver
Reaume is a virtual reality installation, in which the visitor can explore art in a different setting than one would in a museum or public space. The realm we’ve created is a surrealistic one, it challenges the conventional ideas of the white cube space and makes art available on a virtual plane. By doing so, we explore the future of exhibition …
We build a waterfilter to turn the water inside the canals of Rotterdam to drinkable water. This project aims to visualise and explain the filtration process of canal water. The clean water was used to make filter coffee and mint tea. It became a intrinsic part of the festive opening of the exhibition. Will the fire kept the visitors warm and …
I was appointed sound designer and foley artist for the promotional clips for The Social Garden. Bringing to life Freddy the Flamingo through the use of animation and sound. These videos are not mine. A Wij Twee production.
The aim of the game is to raise STD awareness and collect data about how much young people know about safe sex. The goal in the game is to have the user gather as many points as they can by catching or avoiding symbolic objects falling from the sky with different types of condoms. Available to download and play on the google store by clicking …
An installation made in Vilnius. The subject matter is deforestation. The installation includes a hanging tree-trunk with pieces of glass sticking out.There is a projection on the trunk and the wall behind it of a video I made. The main theme here is shatters and painful but aesthetics destruction.
This piece revolves around the rising of the sea level, it was made in Vilnius and works together with Sharetations. It uses the dropping of water from a bucket to a piece of glass into a ceramics bowl to produce a soothing sound of water droplets. It is amplified by an Piezo contact microphone. This sound stays smooth until the …
In collaboration with Graphic Grocery. Animation and motion-design by me, all illustrations by Graphic Grocery.
Blue bowl: Blue Bowl 2 (different shape): Blue Bowl 3 (larger with holes): Red bowl: Red bowl 2: Bowl from pieces: Glass paintings:
In collaboration with Lidyann van der Wolf. In assignment for the local government of Rotterdam. This was a proposal for the Balkon aan de Maas, which was sadly never realised. A special thanks to our friend Paul Cox for his guidance. This project started as a playful collaboration between me and Lidyann were we used trash material to create our …
Everyday Routines There is rhythm in everyday routines. 2016 Collaborative music piece Remixing videos send to me by my classmates. 2016 Lynnt beats A film by Lynette van der Giessen, edited into music by me. This footage was never meant to be turned into music. Kitchen Remixing my pots, pans and cutlery. Done for the Hacking Practise, using something …
An animation about two retarded lions (Leo and Dandee) bothering a giraffe in Ngorongoro valley. The goal was to pitch our own animation serie.
Breathing Tie-wrap Structure A material pushed to the limit.
Some 3D printing experiments for the Making is Connecting course at the WdKA. Experimenting with shape and form, but also with the settings and limitations of the machine.
These material experimentations where done for the Making Is Connecting course at the WdKA. Spaghetti Structures
As an excursion for Making Is Connecting I visited Unfold studio in Antwerp to learn more about 3D printing with clay. This project was done at Unfold Studio in collaboration with Colin Dassen. Printing Process Video:
This piece was an interactive time-machine that made use of delayed light. The installation traps and delays light, and thus time. The installation consists of a loop, where the webcam inside would capture light and send it to a computer, which would send it back out to the beamer with a slight delay. It would then be beamed through the …
Another way of showing time pass by. Pictures Gifs
A horrifying film made with candy, as a commentary on the food industry.
A Shadow Cast Over Our Past This was all done in a week, I was the scriptwriter, director, cameraman and sound-editor. Behind The Scenes Made by: Vicky Sydow Myrthe Raasveld Roos Kraaieveld Noa Silver
The assignment was to start sketching people on the streets, to then make a superhero or a villain inspired by these sketches. It had to be linked to a company, in my case it was my energy supplier since they messed up my bill.I was sketching a drunk homeless guy who told his friend: ‘Why don’t you kill yourself’ As I …
Made at TedXYouth Amsterdam 2015. Countdown made for the opening of TedXYouth 2015:
This piece was inspired by the vacancy in Schiedam and the movement from the citizens towards Rotterdam – Schiedam’s big neighbouring city. It was created for the Locations in Transition project at the WdKA. No faces to fill the empty spaces that remain in these streets of hollow structure; built of bone, but no marrow. I see, open structures being …
An animation assignment where I was challenged to explore my own identity as a maker. Final Animation Process Video Process Pictures Gif
Klik testrenders Some test renders showing my process. The first clip was the basic idea for the camera concept, but visualised too simple to be readable. The second clip is the first test with only the lens done at school. This was too low of a resolution but did spark my motivation to get it right. The third clip is …
Dance and movement are important parts of my life. Sometimes I make videos about this passion.
Made for the Loopdeloop bi-monthly animation challenge Made in three days.
Explanimation for a school assignment. Final Video: Test renders:
Globox Throw and Catch Process gifs: Final Throw and Catch: Old Mickey Walkcycle Development First testrender Second testrender after some feedback, I needed more structure in my work and had to make the old man attitude more convincing. So I made him go slower, less high and smaller steps. Third testrender I added the second step and tried to make him …
Title: Number 8 Completed: March 2013 Media used: Ink and pencil on board Dimensions: 3 boards of 30 x 24 cm Depicting the place I grew up in a surrealistic fashion. Looking back and reflecting on an older piece, which showed a similar scene in a more depressing mood.
Completed: December, 2012 Media used: Photography, beamer and photoshop. Dimensions: Variable. Combining my love for dance with my skill in Photoshop and my curiosity towards photography.
Completed: December, 2012 Media used: Acrylic on canvas. Dimensions: 180 x 110 cm Based on the golden ratio, exploring mathematics versus organic shapes in art. Depicting my relationship with a good friend, who works very similar yet so different.
Completed on October, 2012 Media used: Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm
Completed: October, 2012 Media used: Photography.
Completed: July, 2012 Media used: Acrylic and canvas on canvas. Dimensions: 110 x 70 cm
Completed: January, 2012 Media used: Multiple media, acrylic, plastic, cardboard, paper and charcoal on canvas. Dimensions: 100 x 50 cm