Robert Seidel began studying biology at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena and obtained a diploma in media design at the Bauhaus University (Weimar , Germany). His videos have been screened in contexts such as ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany, ” Art_Clips . Ch.at.de”), Wilhelm -Hack Museum ( Ludwigshafen , Germany, “Abstract Art Now – Floating Forms”) and the Royal Museum of Fine Arts (Antwerp , Belgium, “GORGE(L) – OPPRESSION and Relief in Art”), in over 250 festivals (Prix Ars Electronica, Onedotzero , DOTMOV , IFF Rotterdam , EMAF) and TV programs worldwide. His works have received numerous awards such as the Honorary Award of KunstFilmBiennale (Cologne, Germany) and the award for Best Experimental Film at International Animation Festival (Ottawa , Canada).
In his films, Seidel questions himself about the border between organic beauty and emotional perception through the use of visual and scientific technology. His work tends to stratify elements in space and time, creating complex structures that slowly unravel in the eyes of the spectators. This multi-faceted narrative process constitutes the skeleton of his work, which resonates in the memory of users who merge with the artistic product .
He recently converted a museum of natural history, the Phyletic Museum in Jena, in “a living creature”, combining a projection on a whole facade of the building with a choreography of lights and a synchronized soundtrack. He also created a gigantic virtual sculpture (100x125x80 meters) to the Center for Arter Nabi in Seoul, South Korea. In addition to being an artist and filmmaker, he also works as editor and journalist with Universal Everything, Goethe Institute, Channel Five, Atlantic Records, IdN , Mutabor, Sleek, ARTE / ZDF, Digital Production and Addison- Wesley. Thanks to its music video Zero7, Seidel was reported by a Canadian commission as one of the “30 Directors to Watch” for the commercial production of the magazine.
Seidel made the experimental video “Dreaming with Open Eyes”, that have been spread to Japan , South Korea , Germany, Taiwan and Brazil, to promote the techniques of motion graphics.
Press: Los Angeles Times