Art and New Technologies in Amsterdam. We explore the possibilities and challenges that new technologies offer art, design and society. You are most welcome to join us.
Two designers about their bio-material research
Sonja Baumel approaches the bacteria on her body as a second skin. She makes this invisible world visible by using the bacteria as paint (and the petri dish as canvas), or by using them as blueprints for textiles that can communicate with the body. Marin Sawa developed an algae printer that enables you to print your own superfoods, dyes and solar batteries. Join us for two bio-talks and dinner.
Entrance with a valid Mediamatic Membership (€5,- for 9 weeks). Location: Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Van Gendthallen Amsterdam. Dinner (optional, for €5) at 19:00, the presentations start at 20:00.
This event is part of Mediamatic Bio Industry, a broad techno-cultural lab exploring the possibilities of fungal material and other bio-based materials for design, science and art. Scientist, artists, designers, architects and the public, will investigate how to make use of the promising characteristics of mycelium – the plastic of the 21st century....
With Wouter van Veldhoven and others
With cans, cigar boxes, broken radios, toy instruments and modified tape recorders Wouter van Veldhoven ‘builds’ organically mesmerizing and tranquil compositions. Mark IJzerman, Myrthe van de Weetering (violin), and Mark Nieuwenhuis (trumpet) combine pre-recorded cassette loops and reel to reel recorders with the characteristic sounds of the Echokamer. Join us for two tape-heavy acts. Come early for a free tour of the Faceless show.
Echokamer #15 will take place at Mediamatic, VOC-Kade 10, Amsterdam on Thursday February 27. Entrance fee is €8 (including a 9 weeks membership). A vegetarian meal is served for €5 before the concert. Food at 19:00, we start at 20:00.
Extra: free Faceless tour
The Echokamer is located in our exhibition Faceless. At 19:00 we will guide you through the 100+ faceless videos, photographs, images and art works.
Ignite Amsterdam 35
Twelve speakers of February's Ignite talk 5 minutes each about new materials and new ways of art making and thinking. Come early for a free tour of the Faceless exhibition. Food and tour start 19:00, the first speaker will kick-off at 20:00. Get your tickets online in advance to save a few euros.
While travelling through Vietnam, Ruben Hamelink realized that the Vietnamese ex-soldiers who fought in the USA-Vietnam conflict got little or no recognition today. Especially, in contrast with the media popularity of American veterans. That's why he start to document them.
Carmen is a choreographer, performance artist and mask maker. Her performances and installations feature elaborate crocheted animals and masks. Although at first glance playful, her work seems to deal with deeper lying patterns and expectations about identity and gender. ...
From Halloween masks to role play
Masks allow you to become someone else, they protect you from spying eyes, and during the cold winter months they even keep you warm. Make your own mask to hide, change or finally reveal the real you. Everyday masks, fantastical masks, animal masks or scary masks: anything is possible. Get your ticket(s) online.
Carmen Schabracq, pictured below, will be hosting this workshop. She is bringing supplies and can advise you on technique, design and style. You can customize a ski mask, use one of Carmen's paper moulds, or bring your own gear.
Participation costs are € 17,50 incl. VAT, and this includes supplies. The workshop takes place at Mediamatic Fabriek on Saturday February 22 from 14:00 to 16:30 in the Faceless exhibition. Please make sure to wear warm clothes. Contact if you have any questions.
This workshop will also be given on ...