Noah M. Fischer
Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, multi-media
Stay Hungry Stay Foolish
“Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.”
--Steve Jobs, commencement speech at Stanford, 2005
Noah Fischer is a Brooklyn-based artist originally from the San Francisco Bay area. Fischer is known for collaborative light and sound installations on the theme of human progress. After attending Rhode Island School of Design (BFA 1999) and Columbia University (MFA 2004) the artist received a Fulbright to the Netherlands to study 19th century painted panoramas. There he also began an ongoing collaboration with the Berlin-based theatre group andcompany&Co as performer and set-designer. Together they have produced three performances to date including Time Republic, which toured Europe in 2007-8. Fischer has exhibited in New York with solo shows Rhetoric Machine (2006) at the Oliver Kamm 5BE Gallery, and Monitor (2008) at the Claire Oliver Gallery and exhibited large-scale installations internationally.