• 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. 

     

  • Current Work

    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 textile portraits using photography and a variety of textile techniques. 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 by necessity more often than desire. This inner conflict can only be addressed with warm hospitality. Concepts such as Content Seating and Mose arose from this need.

  • Exhibitions

    2018 Exhibitions during Art Week Rotterdam and at Jazziam’s 5 year anniversary celebration in 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

    2017 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)

    2016  World Trade Centre, Rotterdam (NL). Exhibition of Mose

    2016  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

    2015  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)

    2010  Shaken Winter – participant, Artist week, Belgium

    2008  Zomeravonden (Summer nights) Festival, AINSI

    2009  Photography exhibition, Red Carpet Event, Maastricht

  • Portfolio

    All Fashion Fine Art Interior Design Photography Poetry
    • Temporary Jewellery - Ice

    • Celebration Suite

    • Content Seating - Made to Fly

    • Health Care - Lungs full of air

    • Health Care - Lungs full of air

    • Generations

    • Importance

    • Broken Layers

    • Awaken

    • Health Care - Lungs

    • Dental Clinic

    • Hotel - Bed linen

    • Mose

    • Pillow - Under Surface

    • Duvet

    • Wood to door to canvas

    • Being Music

    • Walking Water

    • Temporary Jewellery - Magnolia

    • Temporary Jewellery - Grass

    • Wordslide

    • Stairway

    • Poetry Rest

    • Nest - Community living

    • Mosea - hotel room

    • Office

    • Alter Space - Function room

    • Generations - four brothers

  • 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 below 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.

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    info@dorchess.org

    Planned Exhibitions

    Oct 2017 Italy, Artist Inspirational trip

    Jan 2018 ZOHO Rotterdam, The Netherlands – Artist in Residence

    Feb 2018 Art Week Rotterdam, Hospitality venues

    Feb 2018 Bangkok, Thailand – Boutique Hotel