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    Obstacle course 2.0

    2013, video, 2’58”
    With special thanks to
    Drum- en Showfanfare ‘Actief’

  2. 2

    Loozen Hoeken – sport socks

    2014, installation
    Photograph with my  sport socks in custom made
    frames that fit in corners.

  3. 3

    Trailer – The Hornhunter

    2014, trailer, 37”
    Trailer for my 15 minute
    short film ‘The Hornhunter’.

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    Leaning or bending

    2012, photographs
    Study of bending
    people and objects.

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    Leaning or Bending – Book

    2012, book, 24 p.
    A book on the series
    ‘Leaning or Bending’,
    with a screen print
    by Sarai de Haan.
    Text by Stymir
    Ürn Gudmundsonn.

  2. 6

    Bronstibock – Fropo

    2012, music video, 4’15”
    Video for the Dutch band
    Bronstibock. In collaboration
    with Anne Huijnen
    and Anna de Jong.

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    I am Noël Loozen and I am searching for naked girls to photograph in my bedroom, please leave a message

    2011, photographs
    Portraits of amateur
    nude models, posing
    in my bedroom.
    (video, Dutch)

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  4. 8

    Obstacle course 1.0

    2011, video, 6’38”



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    2011, photographs


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    2010, photograph
    Portrait of my car ‘Henk’.



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    It’s never too late to have a happy childhood

    2009, photographs
    A visual investigation
    of my childhood memories.

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    2014, photographs
    Self portraits.

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Noël Loozen, born 15-03-1983 in Geleen, The Netherlands
Currently working and living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


MA Film
Dutch Film and Television Academy (NFTA), Amsterdam The Netherlands

BFA Photography/Fine Arts
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Viviane Sassen ( assistant photographer )

Co-founder  - Creative director at Weekender, Amsterdam


mail [at] noelloozen [ dot ] com

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selected exhibitions

Unseen x Weekender, Amsterdam

Kominek gallery, Berlin

We Like Art, Amserdam

Unfair, Amsterdam

Felix and Foam, Amsterdam.  Collaboration project with Jaap Scheeren, Simon Wald Lasowski and Otto Kaan.

Dutch Filmfestival, Utrecht

Eye Film museum, Amsterdam

Vriend van Bavink, Amsterdam

Kallenbach Gallery X Gup, Amsterdam

Rotterdam VHS Festival, Amsterdam

We Like Art Wall with Polly’s Picture Show, Amsterdam

De Fotohal, Amsterdam

hard//hoofd, Entrée, Concertgebou, Amsterdam

100% Halal X Weekender, Amsterdam

OBJECT, Rotterdam

The little Museum x Weekender, London.  Collaboration with Anne Huijnen.



PLAZA PLAZA Art Museum, London


Slideluckpotshow Curated by Erik Kessels, Amsterdam

EYE Film museum, Amsterdam

Kunst tour, Maastricht

2011 – 2009

Teenage magazine, Foam, Amsterdam

Viktor Wynd Fine Art, London

Kunstroute, museum De Lakenhal, Leiden

Studio Engel, Amsterdam

Verbond van Verzekeraars, The Hague

Dutch Photography Museum, Rotterdam

Graduation Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

Mediamatic Rembrandt Screen, Amsterdam

Super Nova Gallery, Riga, Latvia



100% Hallo Book
published by 100% Halal

Ps het Parool

The Plantation Journal

Leaning or bending

NEW Dutch Photography Talent 2013

Ps het Parool

Slidepotluckshow Amsterdam Publication
Curated by Erik Kessels

Instant Cinema/EYE
Review on Rasplatz

Noël Loozen – Fetisjist
Interview by Nils Adriaanse
Creatie // guest editor:100%Halal
Creatie magazine

NRC Handelsblad weekend edition
3/4 Magazine (Slovakia)
Noël Loozen – Ženy, Autá a Chlapčenské Hry

Ne te promène donc pas toute nue! Paper Edition is an annual magazine dedicated to nude contemporary photography

Il est Gris – Poster
Off Print Paris – Kominek Gallery Berlin – Artpocalypse Collective Amsterdam
polly”s picture show Amsterdam -Deichtorhallen Hamburg: Fotobuchhandlung Hamburg, Germany

Curated by Emeric Glayse

Foam magazine WHAT’S NEXT?! by Erik Kessels

Vice Magazine blog

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood”
Hard/hoofd magazine

“It’s never too late to have a happy childhood”
PF photography magazine / #Dutch Photography Price Issue




by Jan Ewout Ruiter
About the research towards Noël Loozen's first short film The Hornhunter

“I was trained and educated as a photographer and I have the ambition to explore the realm of film. As a photographer, I was used to finding things out while creating images at the same time. Most often, I did so by myself or in direct collaboration with people in front of the lens. In my films before my arrival at the master’s programme I used the same approach: create a concept and throw myself in a situation with a camera in order to see what happens. I found out that I’d like to get more out of filmmaking. And that film radically questions my way of working.


One of the most intriguing differences between film and photography is sound. Sound is obviously absent in photography. The phenomenon confronted me with many questions. It basically triggered my investigations of time, memory and storytelling. I am fascinated by stories about the pursuit of memories and idealised experiences. People store things in their memory. These are ‘true stories’ but after a while, those memories will live a life of their own. People ‘colour’ their remembrance in their own story. Since filmmaking is teamwork, I am obliged to communicate very clearly and explicitly about what I want to do. Over the last year, I found that a story is an excellent way to communicate explicitly with a cast and crew. In a way, it’s indispensable.


My images are often quite light and colourful, lightly comic and sometimes a bit clumsy. My initial research question was: how can I translate photographic concepts into film without losing things? I started out with exploring and investigating sound. I took trumpet lessons, I did some modest scientific experiments, I investigated the behaviour of a brass band that had to overcome a horse obstacle course while playing, and I made a visual study of sound. All this will be shown in an installation in June. Another early project was the photo series ‘Leaning or Bending’. Initially an effort to grasp time, almost like in a still life, I decided to collect the pictures in a book. If not a story, browsing the pages would constitute a sequence in the course of time. It would create a beginning, a middle and an end.


Doing the master’s programme has been a roller coaster to me. When I started thinking about my graduation project, I decided to focus on the investigation of sound and its connection to time. I knew that the overcoming of obstacles and the pursuit of an idealised experience would drive the story. I made a plan for two installations. One would consist of footage I had shot during the first year: a brass band, walking an obstacle track for horse races while playing music. For the other installation, I planned to edit a loop of footage of a highly peculiar phenomenon in the US and France: men who attach huge horns to their car, drive them to lonely places, protect their ears, and then blow their horn. Afterwards, some take off their ear protectors to listen to the echoes. They put a lot of effort in producing a sound they cannot hear. It’s a sound probably no one ever hears, since they are alone when they blow their horn. I was fascinated by these men. Their sounds made me think of birdcalls, addressed to females by male birds that are longing for love. I was hoping for footage of men listening to the echoes of their horn blowing and I intended to create a playful narrative in sound, which could give the impression that the men were communicating through their honking horns.


These men exchange their experiences through YouTube. I got in touch with a guy using the Youtube name The Hornhunter. My fascination kept growing stronger. The logical next step was the decision to build a horn myself. At some point in time, it became clear that making installations wouldn’t be the right thing to do. I should go a step further. I decided to make a film and create a story around my fascination for this particular sound. I continued my investigations, gradually entering the world of horn collectors. I subscribed to their magazines and I became an active forum visitor. When The Hornhunter no longer responded to my messages, I invented the story.

The film relates the adventures of a guy who sets out to meet The Hornhunter after a series of e-mail correspondences. During his voyage he tries to build his own horn, fascinated as he is by the sound of male birdcalls.”