Studio Stenfert Kroese is founded by Noor Stenfert Kroese. Noor is a new media artist, scenographer and artistic researcher. From a critical post-human perspective, her works evolve around the relationship between humans and non-humans in spatial performative installations. Noor completed Interface Cultures (MA) at the Kunstuniversität Linz (AT) and Scenography (BA) from the Amsterdam University of Arts (NL).
The interconnectedness of science, nature and technology inspires her. Whereby the intertwinement between her installations and the spectators is essential. Her current research focuses on data storytelling of living organisms. Exploring the unknown of the living organism through sensors and robotics is translated into tactile human experienceable outcomes. Her work does not provide a direct answer but seeks the space to ask questions and experience.
Her work was exhibited and performed at venues and festivals such as the Ars Electronica Festival (AT), Festival X (UAE), Barcelona Design Week (ES), and Dutch National Opera & Ballet (NL). She received awards for her work from YouFab Global Creative Awards (JP) and Prins Bernard Young Talent Award (NL).
The rapid intensification and development of both scientific and technological progress are shaping our world at an unprecedented speed. In a world with a somewhat disturbing political, social and ecological situation. Now that technology and the consequences of our impact on this earth penetrate deeper into our lives, it is difficult to see humans as purely autonomous beings.
I believe it is necessary to be able to sense and question what this means. To reflect on the direction we wish to take together. That is why I create the space in my work to experience what can arise from the encounters and interactions between science, nature and technology.
“The human being” can not longer be seen as the center but as part of a comprehensive and complex system. This system consists of humans, animals, plants, fungi, but also matter and data. The intertwinement between my work and the participants is therefore essential to me. These encounters create the possibility to reflect on new and existing ideas. It is not about an answer but experiencing the questions.
An ecology of practices, scientific and factual knowledge in conjunction with visual and physical artistic manifestations can create powerful narratives. In addition to my interest in scientific research, my work is characterised by the exploration and the possibilities of (new) technologies and collaborations with the nonhuman.
I am intrigued by the recognition of, the understanding of and the interaction with other species. The symbiosis between different species is crucial to the persistence of the world that we know.
Like human society, these societies are characterised by diversity, with their ability to help and hinder, to cooperate and to rival. The complexity of their societies, with their subtle mix of cooperation and conflict, can be seen as a metaphor for how we relate to each other and to our own social systems. I see embracing the differences and working from these different qualities of those involved as a proposal to redefine our own society and the way we live together on our planet.
2020-2023 Interface Cultures - Linz University of Arts/AT
2023 Master of Arts
2015-2020 Scenography Amsterdam - University of Arts/NL
2020 Bachelor of Arts
2014-2015 Cultural Studies - University of Amsterdam/NL
2013-2014 Theatre Director - HKU/NL
2012-2013 Liberal Arts - Bernard Lievegoed College/NL
GRANTS & AWARDS
2022 Short listed o1 talent award/AT
2022 Global YouFab Award 2021 (RHIZA) / JP
2021 Young Talent Award - Prince Bernard Culturefund / NL
2019 Musica Maxima (CONNECTOME) / NL
2022 WTOG the unkowns-Theater Rotterdam/NL
2022 Art Climate Transition/SIM - Theater Rotterdam
New Theatre Institute of Latvia /NL&LV2021/2022 2021/22 Ministry of Finance Netherlands/ NL
RECENT SELECTED WORK & TALKS
ZOE Theater Rotterdam /NL
Talk with prof. Adamatzky Theater Rotterdam /NL
ZIEN Ministry of Finance /NL
RHIZA FestivalX /UAE
FadingColours WIP Cyens center/ CY
FadingColours Theater Rotterdam /NL
FadingColours Ars Electronica festival/AT
RHIZA Panasonic Center /JP
RHIZA Ars Electronica Festival/AT
Closed Circuits Ars Electronica Center/ AT