Moonlight, GLOW International Light Festival, November 2019.
My name is Valerie Victoria van Zuijlen. I am a Graphic Designer, Filmmaker and Art director from the Netherlands. With a background in Graphic Design (BA”16), Computer Science & Electrical Engineering (Summer intensive”17), Videogame Studies (Summer intensive”18) and recently completed two Master degrees simultaneously at Universities separated by an ocean; Film, Design & Politics (MA”19) and Cinema Studies (MA”20). I develop a cross-disciplinary practice of visual storytelling through combining and connecting different fields of studies. In which the Arts, Design, Film, Science, and Technology become intertwined with one another.
Along with my studies I have been supported, nominated, and rewarded with awards; the Young Master Award, Crow Foederer Talent Award, Lew & Edie Wasserman Scholarship, Roberts Clark Award. Several of my projects have been presented and screened globally; Scrolling into the Deep (Depot Basel, Basel, CH, “16), The Cellular Aura (The Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, NL, “17), The Ghetto of Angels (Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, NL, “18), VISION061718 (Pineapple Underground Film Festival, Hong Kong, CN, “18), AIREAL (Neverneverland, Amsterdam, NL, “19), Moonlight (GLOW International Light Festival, Eindhoven, NL, “19), The Octopus Network (Imagine Science Film Festival, Symbiosis, New York, "20) and Science Film Festival Nambia & Brazil "21).
As for today, my main focus lies within the research and practice of future technologies, aeronautic cinematics and the future of work @LABNEST - Incubator and Accelerator for future entrepreneurs and startups.