Born 1975 in Las Cruces, New Mexico Noam Toran’s work spans multiple disciplines and mediums, from film to installations, conceptual product design to photography. Toran’s research informs the creation of objects and films that reflect upon and critique the intersection between design, mass culture, technology, cinema and psychology.
Consistently, the work appropriates the discourse of design as a means with which to investigate and envision anomalies in contemporary and speculative human behavior. Often foregrounding them in short films, the objects are imagined as constructions for particular individuals and psyches, vehicles for an elaboration of the desires, fantasies and pathologies unique to specific modern subjects.
Toran’s work is exhibited, screened and published internationally, and is part of the NY MoMA and Paris FRAC collections. He currently teaches at the Royal College of Art and lectures worldwide.
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