Daniel Landau

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Daniel Landau
Daniel Landau 1.jpg
Born1973 (age 46–47)
NationalityIsraeli
Known forMedia artist, video artist
MovementIsraeli art
Cave study - Tel Aviv Museum, 2015

Daniel Landau (Hebrew: דניאל לנדאו‎; born March 1, 1973) - is an entrepreneur, [1] artist [2] and researcher. [3] His work in the field of virtual reality has been presented in museums, festivals and conferences [4] worldwide. Landau is involved in the Israeli startup scene [5] developing behavioral assessment and learning [6] tools using virtual reality.[7]

Biography[edit]

Daniel Landau was born and raised in Jerusalem.[8] Landau completed his Master’s degree at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.[8][9][10] During his studies, Landau wrote music for Dutch contemporary music ensembles, such as: Nieuw Ensemble, Orkest de Volharding, Slagwerkgroep Den Haag, performing with his works at concert halls and festivals such as - The Concertgebouw, Paradiso.[8]

In 2001, Landau established the art collective – BZAZ Foundation – in which they created full-length media shows. These shows toured in Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Mexico, Spain, England and Israel, receiving positive critic by the media and the audiences.[11]

Landau lived in the Netherlands for ten years.[11][12] In 2006, Landau returned to Israel. He started to work on a performance-platform based on projection and movement.[13]

In 2008, in collaboration with artists, dancers, engineers and designers, Landau created the stage piece One-Dimensional Man. This show was a British-Israeli production.[13] The show was a direct continuation of Landau’s interest in the complex relationship between the human body and technology. The show took place at the Suzanne Dellal Center, receiving positive reviews.[11][10][14][15] Landau created a series of works called ‘Reside’, using the docu-performance platform that he had established.[14][16]

In 2014, Landau established the Oh-Man, Oh-Machine platform through which he initiate international conferences, workshops, salon meetings and a research group [17] intended to promote a techno-social critical discourse through the philosophical framework of Posthumanism.[18] Landau gives lectures on his work in Israel and internationally. In 2013-2015, he served as Head of the Digital Media Studies at The Midrasha Faculty of the Arts, Beit Berl Academic College, Israel.[9][18]

He is currently serving as a senior research fellow at the Advanced Virtuality Lab (AVL) at Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya, Israel.[17][19] He was invited to present his works at festivals and museums in Israel and overseas, including: The Hamburg Symphony Orchestra,[20][21][22] The Radio Filharmonisch Orkest, Maison européenne de la photographie in Paris,[23] the Centro-Historico Festival (Mexico), Bath International Music Festival (England), Kaserne (Switzerland), The Bartok Festival (Hungary)[8] and The Nakanojo Biennale (Japan).[24][25]

In 2017, Daniel Landau taught the winter semester at the Design and Media department in UCLA.[26]

Since 2016 Landau is pursuing his PhD at the Aalto University Media Lab, Helsinki. [3]

Daniel Landau lectures worldwide in major universities and various conferences and festivals, among others: Stanford University, California [4] , California Institute of Technology [27] , San Diego State University [28] , Shenzhen Fair, China [29] , RIXC Festival, Latvia [30] [31] , Israel Society of Biological Psychiatry [32] , B3 Biennale, Frankfurt [33] , Haifa Film Festival, Israel [34] and the Czech National Library of Technology [35] .

Daniel Landau is also involved in Israeli start-ups as a consultant and creative director. [1]

Personal

His sister, Sigalit Landau, is an Israeli artist.[10][18] [36] Landau is married to Michal Openheim Landau, a musician, composer and vocal teacher. They live in Tel Aviv.[8]

Selected exhibitions and presentations[edit]

  • 2019 – Self-Study_02 | Open Lab performance | CCA, Tel Aviv [37]
  • 2018 – Visitors | media installation | Israel Museum, Jerusalem [2]
  • 2017 – Self-Study_01 | VR performance | B3 Film Festival, Frankfurt [38]
  • 2016 – The Perfect Post-Human / Video installation, London Roundhouse [39]
  • 2016 – Time Body Experiment / Performative experiment, PrintScreen Festival [40]
  • 2016 – Time Motion Study / Video installation 360, in collaboration with Arkadi Zaides, The James Gallery, New York [41]
  • 2015 – Cave Study / video installation 360, Tel Aviv Museum:[42][43] Isu Tori Game / video installation, Nakanojo Biennale, Japan [44][45]
  • 2015 – I will be right back / 55-minute video installation for a dance show, in collaboration with Iris Erez [46]
  • 2014 – Open Skies / 5-minute video / Circle One, Berlin [47]
  • 2014 – 30-minute Reside 1.4 / interactive installation, Artport, Tel Aviv [48]
  • 2014 – Ceci n’est pas une narguile / 7-minute video mapping / Acco Festival of Alternative Israeli Theatre
  • 2014 – Eye Drum / 6-minute video / The Israel Museum, Jerusalem [49]
  • 2014 – HeLa / Curator of a group exhibition at Hayarkon 19 – Oh Man Oh Machine project [50]
  • 2013 – Make a Wish / site-specific light installation, Habima Square, Tel Aviv [36][51]
  • 2012 – Not Very Nice People / 8-minute video / Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris [52]
  • 2012 – Reside 1.4: Mount Zion-Darfur / 30-minute installation / Loving Art, Tel Aviv [53]
  • 2012 – The Nature of Things / 4-minute video / the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Ron Arad installation [54]
  • 2011 – Reside 1.1: Jessie Cohen / 65-minute show / premiere at Kaserne Basel, Switzerland [14][55]
  • 2011 – Reside 1.2: King Faisal 57 / 20-minute installation / Loving Art, Tel Aviv, Yehuda HaYamit [56]
  • 2010 – Dir El Balach / 15-minute installation / The Israel Museum
  • 2010 – From Canyons to Stars / video triptych and orchestra / 110 minutes / Hamburg [20][57][58]
  • 2010 – Not Very Nice People / 22-minute installation / The Israeli Digital Art Center, Holon [59]
  • 2000 – Pulsing Chambers – 60-minute video performance / The Netherlands
  • 2009 – One-Dimensional Man / 62-minut show / Suzanne Dellal Center for Dance and Theater [11][13][14][15][60]
  • 2008 – Ana Bat Yam / 20-minute video / Birshut HaRabim, Tel Aviv
  • 2007 – Ana Shahid | Ensemble, Objects & Computer | Opéra Bastille, Paris [61]
  • 2006 – Mexico-Berlin / video 6’21” / Seduction / Bayit BaNamal, Tel Aviv
  • 2005 – Anna Frank, Bat-Yam / 22-minute video / Reshut HaRabim / Jaffa
  • 2005 – Eye Drum / 4-minute video / Omanut HaAretz / Reading, Tel Aviv
  • 2005 – For your eyes only / 10-minute video / Reshut HaRabim / Jaffa
  • 2004 – Channel Shabab / 70-minute show / The Netherlands, Hungary, Germany [8]
  • 2004 – lDeadly Affairs / 50-minute show / Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra / The Netherlands
  • 2004 – Peace in Our Time / 5-minute video / broadcast on Nachtpodium VPRO / The Netherlands
  • 2003 – Ana Shahid / work for ensemble, canon and objects, 11 minutes / The Netherlands
  • 2003 – Grid City / 45-minute show / Premiere at the Bath International Music Festival / England [62]
  • 2003 – Planeta Kennel / 10-minute video / Sitges Film Festival, Spain [62]
  • 2002 – The Worlds of Milosh / 70-minute show / Mexico, The Netherlands, Germany
  • 2001 – Scratch / 8-minute video / Mexico, The Netherlands [62]
  • 2001 – Eye Drum / 4-minute video / in collaboration with Sigalit Landau / The Israel Museum
  • 1999 – Ana Shahid – I Witness / 45-minute show / The Netherlands
  • 1998 – Losing It Again / 7-minute Music for piano and electronics / Amsterdam, Paris and New York
  • 1997 – A Car and a Bench / 60-minute dance music / choreography by Yasmeen Godder
  • 1996 – Stair Music / 8-minute music / Phenomena Festival / Jerusalem
  • 1995 – Abstract on Black / interactive presentation of video-dance music / Jerusalem, Amsderdam

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jonny Coleman, Is This Kubrick-Centric VR Project the Gateway Drug Virtual Reality Has Been Waiting For?. LA Weekly, April 4, 2017.
  2. ^ a b I to Eye Together or Alone. Israel Museum.
  3. ^ a b Daniel Landau's page. Aalto University.
  4. ^ a b "TIME-BODY STUDY / VR Performative Experiment" with Daniel Landau. Stanford Humanities Center.
  5. ^ Eytan Halon, INSEAD and Israeli start-up to launch world's first VR classroom. Jerusalem Post. January 22, 2020.
  6. ^ Experiential, Immersive, Innovative Learning via Virtual Reality at INSEAD. Insead.
  7. ^ Meir Orbach, טדי שגיא השקיע 6.5 מיליון דולר ב-Actiview. Calcalist. March 11, 2018.
  8. ^ a b c d e f Profile of Daniel Landau in contemporaryperformance
  9. ^ a b An interview with Landau in the journal "Visual activism", no, 3, May 2016, Betzalel
  10. ^ a b c Yonatan Esterkin, "Four walls jungle", an interview with Daniel Landau, Nrg Maariv, September 26, 2009
  11. ^ a b c d Tal Perry, 'The revolutionary show "One dimensional man" will present in Israel starting next week, in Globes, August 31, 2009
  12. ^ Daniel Landau in State of the Net site
  13. ^ a b c Rafi Barbiro, "Who is hiding behind the mask?", in ynet, October 29, 2009
  14. ^ a b c d Ori J. Lenkinski, ‘Reside 1.1: Jesse Cohen', Jerusalem Post, February 17, 2012
  15. ^ a b Zvi Goren, "Review: One dimensional man – fascination, hilarious, spectacular", Habama site, September 14, 2009
  16. ^ "Daniel Landau – version 1.1. Jesse Cohen, Habama site
  17. ^ a b Daniel Landau in UCLA Design Media Arts
  18. ^ a b c Matan Shiram, "practical art" coferene: discussion about the interaction between arts and marketing nowadays", Globes, June 19, 2014
  19. ^ Sammy Ofer School of Communications - IDC Herzliya, AVL lab faculty
  20. ^ a b Anthony Tommasini, A Formidable Piece by Messiaen, Inspired by Two Breathtaking Places, New York Times, January 24, 2012
  21. ^ Hamburg Symphony Presents Premiere Multimedia Concert of DES CANYONS AUX ÉTOILES at Roulette - January 23, 2012, in Columbia Artists Management Inc. site
  22. ^ des canyons aux etoiles in hamburgersymphoniker.de site From the canyons to the stars
  23. ^ Daniel Landau in the Maison européenne de la photographie
  24. ^ Nakanojo biennale, August 24, 2015, in biennialfoundation.org site
  25. ^ About the exhibition in Japan
  26. ^ course description in UCLA site
  27. ^ Art + Tech Panel: Machines and Vision, Caltech
  28. ^ Lectures and Events, Jewish Studies Program, San Diego State University
  29. ^ Experts share views at fair, Shenzhen Daily, May 12, 2017
  30. ^ Virtulities and Realities, RIXC Art Science Festival, RICX Art and Science Festival, Riga, October 19–21, 2017
  31. ^ Bruce Sterling, Virtulities and Realities, RIXC Festival in Riga, Wired Magazine, September 14, 2017
  32. ^ The 22 Annual Meeting of the Israel Society of Biological Psychiatry, March 6–8, 2018
  33. ^ B3 Biennial of the Moving Image, November 28 to December 1, 2019
  34. ^ VR Conference, Haifa Film Festival, September 22 - October 1, 2018
  35. ^ The Infiltrators, National Library of Technology, July 1, 2016
  36. ^ a b Yuval Avivi, An interview with Daniel Landau, Time Out Tel Aviv, September 2, 2013
  37. ^ (July 18, 2019) Self-Study – Open Lab, Lecture performance with exhibiting artist Daniel Landau in collaboration with Maya Magnat. CCA.
  38. ^ short biography. Bienalle des bewegten Bildes 2020
  39. ^ Ron Arad's curtain call 6 - 29 August 2016
  40. ^ site Time-Body Study in Print Screen Festival
  41. ^ Capture Practice: Arkadi Zaides, The James Gallery
  42. ^ Tel Aviv Museum T-Art, in Habama site
  43. ^ The Guide, August–September 2015, in Erev Rav site
  44. ^ Nakanojo biennale, August 24, 2015, in biennialfoundation site
  45. ^ The exhibition in Japan
  46. ^ Ayelet Dekel, Contemporary Dance and Peanut Butter Sandwiches, 25 November 2014, in Midnighteast.com
  47. ^ Daniel Landau – “Open Skies, August–September 2014, circle 1 gallery
  48. ^ The Infiltrators, Artoirt Tlv site
  49. ^ Out of body, fragmentation of art, in Israel Museum site
  50. ^ The exhibition in Hayarkon 19, Hamidrasha gallery, Beit Berl
  51. ^ Visual art project in Old Jaffa, in Old Jaffa conservation organization site
  52. ^ 8-minute video, in Paris Museum photography
  53. ^ Loving art, 2012, Ha'ir
  54. ^ The Nature of Things, Israel Museum, in Art Portal site
  55. ^ Culturescapes Israel: OPLA Companya & Daniel Landau, November 2011, in kaserne-basel.ch
  56. ^ "Loving arts exhibitions", September 9, 2011, Haaretz
  57. ^ Hamburg Symphony Presents Premiere Multimedia Concert of DES CANYONS AUX ÉTOILES at Roulette. - January 23, 2012, in Columbia Artists Management Inc. site
  58. ^ - des canyons aux etoiles in hamburgersymphoniker.de site From the canyons to the stars
  59. ^ Little Tel Aviv: an interview with Eyal Danon, director of the Israeli Digital Art Center, Holon, September 2, 2010, Walla!
  60. ^ Danit Aminoff, "A show you must see!", November 1, 2009, Ha'ir
  61. ^ Daniel Landau in festival-automne.com
  62. ^ a b c Daniel Landau biography, in no-org.net

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