Where do the asylum seekers sleep? Why do Iranians have illegal satellite dishes? How limited is the media that informs us about conflicts? Why do countries have borders? How is the islam in the Netherlands represented? Just a few examples of questions I researched in my projects.

My name is Lou Muuse, I'm an interactive storyteller from the Netherlands. My subjects of interest respond on urgent debates in society. My curiosity triggers questions, these activate my inspiration and are a starting point for new projects. With my journalistic approach I visualise my anthropological observations, with this I try to create new perspectives, to pull the viewer beyond their prejudice.

I mainly work with interactivity and multimedia storytelling to create education based projects. My visual tools are still and moving images. I use mapping strategies, data visualisation and virtual reality to give the users a clear inside of the topic. I always create these in collaboration with a graphic designers or illustrators.

This all because of my vision that knowledge creates understanding.



Education
2017 Ma Photography
AKV | St. Joost, Breda

2015 Ba Photography
Willem de Kooning Academie, Rotterdam


Awards and Nominations
2015 Public Prize Steenbergen Stipendium
2015 The Best Researchproject of the WdKA
2015 Nomination Drempelprijs Social Practice


Selected experience
2018
Crossmedia storytelling BNNVARA

2017
IDFA DocLab Academy, Amsterdam

Docking Station
Artist in residence, Amsterdam

FOTODOK Kidsweek
Utrecht

Organ Vida
Gallery Zvonimir
Zagreb, Croatia

Really Real
AKV St.Joost MA Photography, Graduation Show
Roodkapje, Rotterdam

Exhibition In de fabrieken van Schiedam
Foto aan de Schie - Schiedams Water
Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Exhibition Retour Afzender
Het Gemaal op zuid, Rotterdam

Exhibition Rotterdam Photo
Leve de Zotheid, Vers Beton
Katendrecht, Rotterdam

2016
Exhibition Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam
Retour Afzender, OBA javaplein

Exhibition EYE Research Lab
There is Something about my Family
EYE filmmuseum, Amsterdam

2015

Exhibition Nederlands Fotomuseum
Steenbergen Stipendium, Rotterdam

Exhibition This is my border, This is my space
Stadswinkel Kralingen, Rotterdam

2014
Exhibition Cliffhanger
Rotterdam, Roodkapje


2016 - present
Photographer Vers Beton

2014
Hollandse Hoogte - Nieuwsdesk

2012 - 2014
Photography for Team Unlimted Magazine & Online