Studio Ruben van Leer

1e Jan v/d Heijdenstr. 113A

1072TN Amsterdam [nl]

Ruben van Leer (1984) is an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker. He studied film at the San Francisco Art Institute, design at the Sandberg Institute and direction at the Netherlands Film Academy. He recently made Symmetry, a dance-opera filmed in CERN, the particle accelerator in Switzerland. Symmetry starred choreographer Lukas Timulak, soprano Claron McFadden, composer Joep Franssens and physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf and recently won a Golden Prague award for ‘Best Performance Art’. Dutch National Opera, created the live visual installation Shadow Theater (Jazz a la Villette 2014) with jazzcomposer Tigran Hamasyan and directed the award winning short film Instrument (2013). Van Leer assisted composer Michel van der Aa in the worlds’ first 3D-film opera Sunken Garden (Holland Festival 2013) and did the creative production of the interactive song cycle The Book of Sand (2015). With film maker Peter Greenway and composer David Langh, he animated paintings for the instal…

Artist statement Bla bla bla an interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker. He studied film at the San Francisco Art Institute, design at the Sandberg Institute and direction at the Netherlands Film Academy. He recently made Symmetry, a dance-opera filmed in CERN, the particle accelerator in Switzerland. Symmetry starred choreographer Tigran Hamasyan and directed the award winning short film Instrument (2013). Van Leer assisted composer Michel van der Aa in the worlds’ first 3D-film opera Sunken Garden (Holland Festival 2013) and did the creative production of the interactive song cycle The Book of Sand (2015). With film maker Peter Greenway.