Robert Seidel

Portrait of Robert Seidel setting up the video installation "tearing shadows"
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photo by Christoph Beer

Robert Seidel (*1977) began his studies in biology before transferring to the Bauhaus University Weimar to complete his degree in media design. His projections, installations and experimental films have been shown in numerous international festivals, as well as at galleries and museums such as the Palais des Beaux-Arts Lille, ZKM Karlsruhe, Art Center Nabi Seoul, Young Projects Los Angeles, Museum of Image and Sound São Paulo and MOCA Taipei. His works have been honoured with various prizes, including the KunstFilmBiennale Honorary Award and the Visual Music Award Frankfurt.

In his work Seidel is interested in pushing the boundaries of abstracted beauty through cinematographic approaches, as well as ones drawn from science and technology. By the organic interplay of various structural, spatial and temporal concepts, he creates a continuously evolving complexity. Out of this multifaceted perspective emerges a narrative skeleton, through which viewers connects to the artwork on an evolutionary-derived and phylogenetic-fixated symbolic level. Robert Seidel lives and works in Berlin and Jena as an artist as well as a curator.



Image Making Fatigue

Robert Seidel

In den vergangenen zwei Jahrzehnten widmete sich Robert Seidel in seinen Experimentalfilmen der Analyse der Fortschritte digitaler Bildgenese. Die Möglichkeiten des Maschinellen Lernens eröffnen neue Perspektiven, in denen sich die Grenzen zwischen Original und Nachahmung immer weiter auflösen.