STORYTELLING   PHOTOGRAPHY AND MEDIA

THEO

DERKSEN

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.

 

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

 

NEWS

2017

 

STRAMPROY IN BEELD, EEN PORTRET

 

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

 

 

A group of thirty entrepreneurs will visit my studio for a presentation about my work as visual storyteller and CUWeert(art- and cultural production)

 

A presentation talk will be held at the Kunst Kazerne Heeze.

 

 2016

Judging  the photo photo contest photo federation Limburg. Out of 500 entries, I have chosen 3 prizes and eight elected honorable mentions.

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Starting a new project:CUWEERT  art- & cultural productions. A collaboration of Theo Derksen Storytelling and Art Issues.

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Storytelling collaboration with DUCOT engineering Roermond.

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Providing a number of training courses for the editors of Limburg RADAR Media Valley in Sittard.

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Presentation for ART ISSUES - CHINA / HANGZHOU 2016

 

 

 

 

CHILD MY CHILD is a collaborated project with Theo Derksen, Ernst Jansz and Jos Wigman. Curated by Willem Jansen.

https://www.facebook.com/KindmijnKind-ChildmyChild-KindmeinKind

www.kindmijnkind.nl  (on-going)

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Providing a number of training courses for the editors of Limburg RADAR Media Valley in Sittard.

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Presentation for ART ISSUES - CHINA / HANGZHOU 2016

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My COMMERCIAL ANGELS series will be presented in Roermond next June. The exhibition starts at Saturday the 4th of June and ends at Sunday the 27th of June. The opening from 14.00 - 18.00 hour. Swalmerstraat 35, 6041 CW Roermond.

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Presentation for the City Council and Weert about CULTURAL & MUSEUM POLICIES, what does this mean for the revitalization of Weert.

 

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Providing a number of training courses for professors at TU- Delft in visual storytelling

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.

 

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

KIND MIJN KIND

-THE FINE PRINT-

Arguments and analysis by Willem Jansen.

Three artists meet. They have been friends for a long time and have always appreciated each other’s qualities. They unite these individual qualities, stemming from different disciplines, and a Gesamtkunstwerk is the final result. The artists involved – photographer Theo Derksen, visual artist Jos Wigman and musician Ernst Jansz – don’t just exchange knowledge and skills; they reflect intensely on the significance of the work they will be creating together.  During the working process I was asked to participate as a curator to initiate the planning of a future exhibition. An exhibition that was finally to develop into a project/art event, in which the artistic presentation of the three artists would be showcased. At the same time it would also function as the venue for project-based activities around the exhibition-to-be. The first part of the essay below describes the way in which the artists collaborated with each other and the agreements that this led to. The second part is all about the ‘fine print’. It does not concern the legal details as described on the back of a formal contract. It does, however, concern further considerations with regards to this project: notes relating to an agreement.

 

www.kindmijnkind.nl

 

THE AGREEMENT (and what preceded) >>>>>>>

 

 

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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