• The Artist

    Dorchess creates interactive artworks for public space, with a focus on tactility and textile.

    Over the past years she has created a body of work ranging from one-off pieces of furniture and light objects, interior designs for public space, Mose – an interactive wall that comes to life through touch -, to unique contemporary artworks and poetry. 

     

  • Portfolio

    All Contemporary Art Fashion Interior Design Photography Poetry
  • Exhibitions

    2018

    6-7 and 13-14 October 2018 Kunstroute Kralingen-Crooswijk, Rotterdam. Exhibitions at four locations. Main stage at Fleur’s Depot, where I will be working on a new artwork in real time!  Featuring Eyes on Me and other textile collage artwork.

    October 2018 Pakje Kunst – I made twenty mini-artworks using photo’s and textiles. Each one fits into a cigarette-sized packet. Anybody can purchase a mini-artwork from the Pakje Kunst vending machine in Rotterdam.

    12 May  Exhibition Eyes on Me. Zomerhofstraat 75, Rotterdam – during Route du Nord Art Festival. At 5pm we will have an official opening with live music and bites to appeal to the senses!

    22 February Exhibition ‘Take Five’ – with a jazz-song by Jazziam and wine-pairing by Fin Wine with each portrait. At Quaint Bangkok, Thailand

    2017

    A.I.R. at ZOHO Rotterdam. Creation of life-size, haute couture portraits using textile and photography

    Launched project Eyes on Me – emphasizing the strength of foster children by making life-size, haute couture portraits of them

    16 December  Poet (reciting from my own work on a canal boat) at Donkere dagen van Delft (Dak days of Delft, Christmas market)

    2016

    A.I.R. (artist in residence) at Baexem Castle, Baexem (NL)

    World Trade Centre, Rotterdam (NL). Exhibition of Mose

    Poet at Picnic Island Festival, Rotterdam. ‘Dichter bij de Rotte’ (Poet on the water). Interactive poetry recital by Dorchess during a boat trip on the river

    2015

    Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL), presenting Mose 1.0

    Dorchess’ poem about the river Rotte was published by Stichting Plezierrivier de Rotte on a foldable map with the river routes alongside a poem written by Dirk Smits in 1750

    2011

    Shaken Fall – counselor, Artist week, Belgium

    2010 

    Parcours, Maastricht (NL)

    Shaken Winter – participant, Artist week, Belgium

    2009

    Photography exhibition, Red Carpet Event, Maastricht

    2008

    Zomeravonden (Summer nights) Festival, AINSI

  • Today

    Dorchess now continues her creative career in Rotterdam. This year she is organizing an interdisciplinary exhibition involving music, poetry and art which will travel from Rotterdam to Bangkok and beyond…

    Recent work involves poetry and freehand stitching (‘textile sketches’) as well as life-size haute couture art portraits using photography and a variety of textile techniques in an ongoing project named Eyes on Me. Rough, raveled and relevant or subtle, soft and sensual – she works with layered textiles interwoven with meaning.

    Dorchess has a special interest in creating artwork for public space, such as in corridors, airports and hotel lobby’s, as one is there more often by necessity than desire.

    Book a meeting with Dorchess to discuss your ideas to improve your hospitality using art.

    Dorchess’ warm hospitality concepts such as Content Seating and Mose arose from the need for play, belonging and touch.

  • Training

    Training & Workshops

    Dorchess provides creative training or interactive workshops for teams and creative or therapeutic coaching for individuals and their partner, family and/or friend-group. This is called working with a ‘system’, the important people you want to be connected with.

    A pro-active approach to implementation of goals | finding more joy and inspiration for/from work | burn-out prevention | self-awareness | strengthening self | exploring and accepting your body-mind connection | visual thinking

    Testimonials

    ‘Dorchess helped me (re)discover a more playful approach to life’ – Linda (Health care professional)

    ‘The training with Dorchess was not the post-it, corporate type but a fresh influx of creativity which helped me put focus in the right place’ – Karel (Health Innovator)

    Under Mascas Events, I teamed up with Thomas, a graphic designer, creative coach and performance artist. Together we offer cross-over experiences of self-reflection and theater in unique locations. Follow us to see the dates for this year,or click here: Data_2018

     

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    Rotszorg

    Under the name Rotszorg, a wordplay of ‘nasty care’ and ‘strong care’, Dorchess provides creative and even edible team sessions for health care professionals to strengthen them and to nurture their professional as well as their personal aspirations.

  • Mose is the brainchild of Dorchess. This modular and sensory wall, originally designed for waiting rooms, seemingly comes to life by touch. Mose was conceptualized in 2013 and the working prototype was released in 2015.

    Mose brings a sense of belonging and calm to people that interact with it. In collaboration with studio TOIMII, new modules are being designed to expand Mose’s functionality in other environments.

    Due to the success of Mose launched at the Dutch Design Week in 2015, the module featured at World Trade Center Rotterdam, health innovation conferences in Nijmegen and The Hague, a festival in Utrecht and a hospital in Tilburg. Mose was awarded a research grant in 2016 for its innovative qualities and implementation. Further research and development are now taking place to take Mose to the next level.
    Meet Mose here

  • Contact

    To commission a new artwork or purchase a piece from the gallery, please fill out the enquiry form  or contact 06-40255861.

    Commission a personal artwork: Dorchess turns your memories into art. Artistic fusion of a life size photograph and pieces of fabric that carry a special memory – your mother’s dress, grandfather’s handkerchief or your childhood blanket – to create a unique and personal artwork.

    Keep an eye on FB for events and exhibitions.

    info@dorchess.org