Ruben van Leer

Short intro to interactive story telling & film making. A lot of these projects come from the Low Lands. Our country always has been at the forefront throughout history in art & technology. May the Golden Ages return!

I’m shooting a film this week in the Teylers Museum (see the still image); the only science & art museum in the world with authentic interior… A Wunderkammer triggering the senses!

In this location a musical, anatomical journey unfolds from a magical alchemist book… I’m making a new live-action animation work together with composer Tigran Hamasyan and illustrator Roberto Osti. Coming soon!

These guys are hacking the brain, with their DIY 3D printable brain-scanner. Read all bout it on WIRED. 
Also, I saw another great lecture by media philosopher Patricia Pisters yesterday in BGrond Amsterdam about "(cinema)-screen" being the "membrane" between our physical brain and non-material mind, and how we deal with these (reoccurring historic) ideas and resulting media as a collective… 

These guys are hacking the brain, with their DIY 3D printable brain-scanner. Read all bout it on WIRED

Also, I saw another great lecture by media philosopher Patricia Pisters yesterday in BGrond Amsterdam about "(cinema)-screen" being the "membrane" between our physical brain and non-material mind, and how we deal with these (reoccurring historic) ideas and resulting media as a collective… 

Ruben van Leer

In this documentary Wayne Shorter deals with almost all existential questions you might have, in music and words… A true giant, alive today my friends. Enjoy.

"If no one knows what’s coming (in the music), it takes as much courage for the audience to seek the unexpected as we have to as musicians. Thinking we’re finding it. Finding the way to use potential."

Last Saturday I saw the piece Victory Over the Sun in the Stedelijk Museum. Unique tension in music by my friend Henry Vega, directed by Sjaron Minailo. Amateur performers intervened the soprano singers acting rituals on stage to reclaim the sun and demolish tradition… The thrilling atmosphere of the piece opens a window to different times of cultural revolutionary perceptions. The sharp textures in sound and image and big symbolic concept worked for me.

Last Saturday I saw the piece Victory Over the Sun in the Stedelijk Museum. Unique tension in music by my friend Henry Vega, directed by Sjaron Minailo. Amateur performers intervened the soprano singers acting rituals on stage to reclaim the sun and demolish tradition… The thrilling atmosphere of the piece opens a window to different times of cultural revolutionary perceptions. The sharp textures in sound and image and big symbolic concept worked for me.