780,559 names of Amsterdam residents have been woven into Maarten Baas' May 5 tablecloth. People came to Mediamatic Fabriek this weekend to find their names on the 60-meter-long piece. Saturday we rounded off with free expired wine and an acoustic Mind Igloo-concert by The Don't Touch My Croque-Monsieurs.
The May 5 tablecloth was designed specially for the Vrijheidsmaaltijd (Liberty Meal). This new tradition encourages everyone in Amsterdam to sit down for a meal together with family, friends and neighbors. After this weekend it will be included in the collection of the Amsterdam Museum.
Mediamatic Fabriek is open on Saturday May 5 from 14.00 onwards. The concert by The Don't Touch My Croque-Monsieurs starts at 18.00. On Sunday we're open from 14.00 to 18.00. Entrance fee is €2,50. Besides the special tablecloth, all New Order installations are still on view. Mediamatic Fabriek is situated at the VOC-kade on the Oostenburgereiland in Amsterdam. Visit this page for directions.