1946 | UK. / +2014 · Germany
For over 25 years, Robert Darroll has been working in the field of experimental animation. After having studied Fine Arts at the Michaelis School of Art in Cape Town, Darroll turned to experimental film and abstract animation, and has been working with digital technology in this field since 1990.
One of the important sources of inspiration for his abstract works, which are often created in close collaboration with international composers, are visual impressions gathered during his stays abroad, as for example, in Asia. One of the main topics of his work is the discussion of the construction of reality and meaning in global media society.
Darroll's works have been presented worldwide at major museums and in the scope of numerous media art and music festivals [including the Netherlands Film Museum, Amsterdam; the American Film Institute, Los Angeles; the ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe; the ISCM World Music Festival, Seoul; Rencontres Internationales Art Cinema, Paris; VIDEOEX, Zurich; the Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA; the Tokyo National University Museum, Tokyo.
In 2001/02, while living in Japan, Robert Darroll was professor at the Tokyo National University of Fine and later, a teacher at the Nagoya University of Arts and Sciences. He recently moved to Taiwan, where he works at the Dept. of Digital Media at the Ming Chuan University.