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12 Reasons to visit Rotzooi Festival

Sunday Sept. 25, 11:00 - 20:00

For the love of kimchi, sauerkraut, sourdough, beer, cider, wine, yoghurt, cheese, pickles, natto, sausage, wine, coffee, vinegar and all that is fermented. Here's why you should come to Rotzooi Festival.

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Fermentatie Markt en Festival

Rotzooi brengt een ode aan fermentatie. Met een gefermenteerd drankje in de ene en een kimchiburger in de andere hand kun je demonstraties en lezingen bijwonen en workshops volgen en meer leren over alles wat door rotting lekker wordt. Verder vind je op Rotzooi fermentatiekunst en een starterruil...

Bacteria - our invisible guests

Biotalk: with Victoria Shennan, Debora Dax, Merle Bergers

Invisible micro-organisms have always co-existed with us. Within the human body, the vast majority of cells are bacterial, fungal, or otherwise non-human. What does this mean for our perception of body elements? In this edition of Biotalk, we will try to get under the skin of the everyday. The hu...

It is said that the mushroom, and especially Mycelium has the potential to replace all sorts of (harmful) materials like plastics and batteries. Here at Mediamatic we are interested in the cultural and artistic applications of this 'new' bio-material and invite you to start exploring it for yours...

Art + Distillation

Odorama: Klara Ravat, Zeger Reyers, Lieuwe Martijn Wijnands & Saskia Hoogendoorn

Smell connects us to our surroundings. Every country, every city, every street, every home has its own scent, but how to catch it? An image is captured by taking a photograph but it is very difficult to isolate scent from its original context. For this edition of Odorama we invited artists Klara ...

The Scent of Amsterdam - Klara Ravat

Workshop: Distilling Odors of an Urban Landscape.

Olfactory artist and performer Klara Ravat will finish her Amsterdam artist in residency with the workshop: The Scent of Amsterdam: Distilling Odors of an Urban Landscape. Over the course of 6 hours you will collectively explore the neighbourhood of Mediamatic Biotoop, visit aromatic urban spaces...

  • Distilling Found objects - 

    Olfactory artist and performer Klara Ravat will join Mediamatic for an Artist in Residency program where she will try to capture the smell of Amsterdam.

Mediamatic Garage Sale

Shop till you drop

Everything we acquired over the years, but will never be using again, is for sale! Instead of selling everything online, we'd rather have a little fun: hence the garage sale. We're keeping prices low, and we'll be playing music and serving drinks. Drop by, shop like mad and enjoy a cold beer....

Astrobiological Horticulture, by bio-art pioneer Joe Davis, explores the possibilities for creating organisms that can survive in the cold deposits below the Martian surface. This "garden" for discovery and the growth of astrobiologicals, aims to skitch together the perfect suite of gen...

From Beer to New Bio-Materials

Brew and CleanLab Demo's: Amsterdam Maker Festival

How to go from beer to bio-based insulation panels? Over the course of one weekend Mediamatic’s Myco Insulation Brewery opened up its lab and processes. As part of the Amsterdam Maker Festival peop...

  • Myco Insulation Brewery Team - 

    The team holding the grains used to make beer, the spent grains inside the sealed bag, the test beer and the panel mould that will be used as an insulation panel for the black barn.

Finissage: Deconstructing Systems

Celebrating the unmaking of a Car

From July 15 till 24 artists Olivier Oosterbaan and Victor Engbers are completely taking apart a Fiat Panda in 10 days. By deconstructing a car in a public space rather than in a garage, they want to trigger an open discussion about the possibilities of dissecting complex objects and systems....

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