STORYTELLING   PHOTOGRAPHY AND MEDIA

THEO

DERKSEN

I am  storyteller in visual media with a lot of experience in art, applied- and commercial work and Education.

 

Storytelling is a communication tool. In my storytelling; photography, video, text, sound integrated in the diversity of media-context are mostly used to accomplish the communication goal.

NEW BOOK PUBLICATION

"AN INTELLIGENT TRAVELER HAS NO FIXED PLANS AND

  HAS NO INTENTION TO GET SOMEWHERE." LAO ZI

 

“EEN VERSTANDIGE REIZIGER HEEFT GEEN VASTOMLIJNDE PLANNEN EN

  IS ER NIET OP UIT ERGENS AAN TE KOMEN.” LAO Zi

ABOUT ME

THE SHORTEST LINE BETWEEN PEOPLE IS A STORY

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I love to tell stories with visual media with a lot of experience in art, applied- and commercial work and Education with specially photography and when needed text, sound, moving images , a mix media context. I enjoy making books & publications, to compose exhibitions and to work within the boundaries of applied art.

 

Short CV

 

Born 9 July 1954, Geldrop The Netherlands.

Education: Civil engineering, Tilburg (3 years- not finished), Photography (BA) at St. Joost Art Academy Breda, NL., Audio-visual design (BA) at St. Joost Art Academy Breda, NL., Internship (3 months) with Ernst Haas (Magnum & National Geographic), Beyond Media (post-academic) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.  Inspiring Leadership (post-academic) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

 

Since 1981  working as a photographer and audio visual designer for various Dutch newspapers, magazines and businesses. I am involved on various autonomous long-term projects.

 

The past 25 years associated for University Zuyd Art Department as part-time professor in research and photography, Head of Visual Communications, a member of the management team of Media Design and Technology department and I was member of the research team Infonomics and New Media.

Since September 2015 I am focusing for 100 % on autonomous - and applied projects.

 

Furthermore I was a visiting professor at: VUB university at Brussels, Belgium.  Fachhochschule Wurtsburg, Germany.Brd. The Tianjin Institute For Fine Art at Tianjin. China. The Higher Institute For Fine Art at Antwerp, Be. Noorderlicht Photo manifestation master class, in cooperation with Anders Peterson [magnum], Ragu Rai [magnum] and Robert Walker.

 

Several awards were granted, for example the Kodak Award, a Polaroid sponsorship, The Amsterdam Art Foundation, Provincie Limburg Art Foundation, City of Weert.

 

My art work is in national and international, private as well as corporate collections (a selection):

The Kodak archives USA, Polaroid Corporation’s photography collection,  Bibliotheque National Paris Fr, Foreign photographers in Moravian Gallery, Brno Cz. Collection Scheringa, NL Museum More, Gorsel NL. Personal and company collections.

 

I love working with photography, storytelling projects (mixed media projects), curating, layout, web- and book design, corporate identity,  branding and commercial artwork.

 

In addition to my professional practice, I have a lot of knowledge and experience as lecturer in the field of visual communication and as guest lecturer in various educational institutions at home and abroad. I give presentations and workshop on storytelling.

 

NEWS

 

Stramproy in Beeld, een Portret.

 

aug. 2017

 

An Art assignment granted  by dorpsraad Stramproy for CUWeert (art- and cultural productions. An collaboration initiative between Lilian Creemers and Theo Derksen)

 

Een 20 minuten durende Multimedia presentatie is gemaakt in opdracht voor de Dorpsraad Stramproy en is op 26 en 27 augustus 2017 in de St. Willibrordus kerk gepresenteerd. Meer dan 1000 bezoekers hebben dit kunstwerk bezocht.

Meer info en beeldmateriaal. More info >>

 

 

Matthäus-Passion

J.S. Bach

Palmzondag 2019

 

CUWeert is working in collaboration with various parties to create a multimedia project for visualization of the Matthäus-Passion, together with the live performance in the St. Willibrordus church in Stramproy. An unforgettable experience. All this is planned in 2019.

 

CUWeert gaat in samenwerking met diverse partijen een multimedia project ter visualisatie van de Matthäus-Passion maken. Samen met de live uitvoering in de St. Willibrordus kerk in Stramproy. Een niet te missen ervaring. Dit alles staat gepland in 2019.

PORTFOLIO

Every month there will be a new portfolio presentation. Every time it will highlight a new selection out of my body of work. All existing project are on display when you go to projects

ARCEN VELDEN LOMM

A small random selection

 

In 1997, 98, 99,  I was commissioned to portrait noteworthy inhabitants in a personal context or setting of Arcen Velden Lomm.

Peter van "t Hof was the coordinator.

 

Leon Frissen, the later governor of the Province of Limburg ask us to make an exhibition of these portraits for 3 years during the new-year reception.

 

Last month I rediscovered this series.

What you see are reproductions by camera of the original prints

I will scan them later for a book publication.

 

CLIENTS

 

REEF PRECISION, DSM,  DAF,  PHILIPS,  RABOBANK, JANSEN NURSERIES, MEFIL SPINNING, JUNIOR KAMER HEERLEN, MUNTERS EUROFORM, SIEMENS,  INSCRIBEX WRITING, SCHREURS COMMERCIAL ARTWORK,  DERKSEN CONSTRUCTION, OSCAR CHIARADIA STUDIO’S, DE LIMBURGER, NRC, VOLKSKRANT, GROENE AMSTERDAMMER, FASHION BE, COLARIS WINES, ECT  ROTTERDAM, GOUVERNEMENT LIMBURG, WEERT, INALFA ROOFSYSTEMS, RABOBANK, UNIVERSITY ZUYD, HEERLEN, SITTARD, HART VOOR BURGERS, MET ONS IN WEERT, PROVINCIE LIMBURG, MEDIALYNX, TU DELFT, SHARON BISH MAKELAARDIJ, DUCOT ROERMOND, ART ISSUES WEERT, CUWEERT, LIMBURG RADAR, DORPSRAAD STRAMPROY.

 

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