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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 will open up its lab and processes. As part of the Amsterdam Maker Festival y...

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....

Deconstructing Systems: A Car

Taking apart a Fiat Panda in order to understand the world

During the course of ten days, Olivier Oosterbaan and Victor Engbers will completely take apart a car. The car is exemplary for the complex and incomprehensible systems that surround us and by deconstructing it they will try to tackle and understand these. The event will take place in our ...

Are all lives equal?

Live performance: Soot-o-Mat by Špela Petric

Do you value some lives above others? Špela Petric's Miserables Machine: Soot-o-Mat is an artistic installation which questions the notion of equality between living organisms. Coming Saturday you will have the chanc...

Opening: Deconstructing Systems: A Car

Taking apart a Fiat Panda in order to understand the world

The slow explosion of a Fiat Panda.
The rush of doing something you do not fully master.

Join us coming Friday 15 for the opening of Deconstructing Systems: A Car. A performative act, exhibition and week long program by ...

Zuursalon: Let's talk Vinegar

On Speed-Vinegar, Balsamic, Mothers and Conservation.

Ever wondered what that strange layer of growth on top of your vinegar was? 'Mother of Vinegar' is a cellulose and acetic acid bacteria substance which ferments alcohol into vinegar. At this edition of Zuursalon we will investigate vinegar in all it's shapes and uses. From the makings of Speed-Vi...

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