What does lightness mean to you?
This special Ignite is a preview of our next project Lightness. In a time of societal strain Mediamatic explores the light at the end of the tunnel. 11 weeks, 11 exhibitions. Tonight, the 11 curators give a preview of their week in 5 minute discussions on what 'lightness' means to them. Besides that there's lightness food, a helium choir and flag aerobics. Get your tickets online to save a few euros.
You will be welcomed by the Helium Choir. They will sing a piece of composer Natalia Dominguez Rangel, conducted by Tristan Knelange. And there will be an Ala Bandera performance by Ed van Hinte and Margreet Sweerts. Ala Bandera or flag aerobics is the latest fitness trend. It's not only healthy but it looks beautiful.
Ed van Hinte and Margreet Sweerts introduce a new fitness range where waving is the new key word: Ala Bandera.
Monotak and Oubys
In collaboration with the SOTU Festival (Sounds of the Underground), Mediamatic invite exploratory composers to their unique industrialist music hall to experiment with sound in the 'echo-chamber'. Monotak, the Amsterdam based collective made up of contemporary composers and performers combine classical instrumentals with vinyl scratching and electronic synth. Their performance, written by Dirk Bruinsma and Eric de Clerq, will range from ambient soundscapes to outbursts of noise. Oubys, the electronic producer from Belgium will manipulate sound, merging complex rhythmical patterns of synth sequences, progressive pulsations and drum melees to create a nice sense of subterranean depth. Concert starts at 8pm, dinner at 7pm.
The composition by Dirk Bruinsma combines a series of percussion instruments with the enchanting reverb of the organ pipes. These percussion instruments bring a tonal, bell like sound which resonates and echoes throughout the venue. The performers and instruments spread over the room to maximize the use of unique acoustics.
The performers for this occasion: Dirk Bruinsma, Eric de Clerq, Wilbert Bulsink, Tom Myrmel, Anat Spiegel and Bart de Vrees.
The face you see is not the character you know. As Faceless comes to a climatic finish we celebrate the successful exhibition in a true dystopian style with the screening of the renowned Twin Peaks. The epic TV series by David Lynch & Mark Frost, which first aired 25 years ago, will provide the perfect backdrop for the finalé highlighting the fragmentation of character through cinema. An array of food and drink with be complimented by music from DJ Nicks (a.k.a Butterfly) who will mix eclectic electronica with samples from Twin Peaks in a new meets old style. Please come along for your last chance to see the Faceless exhibition.
The event runs 20.00 - 24.00.
Screenings from 21.00
Location: Mediamatic Factory, VOC-kade 10, Van Gendthallen Amsterdam
Build an aquaponics system
Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines the cultivation of vegetables and fish. The best way to produce food in the city, because it hardly takes up any space. The fish poo feeds the plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish. Not a drop is wasted. If you'd like to learn how to build an aquaponics system, join us for this hands-on workshop. Get your ticket(s) online.
The Aquaponic Gardening Community describes aquaponics as "the cultivation of fish and plants together in a constructed, recirculating ecosystem utilizing natural bacterial cycles to convert fish waste to plant nutrients. This is an environmentally, friendly, natural food-growing method that harnesses the best attributes of aquaculture and hydroponics, without the need to discard any water or filtrate or add chemical fertilizer." The Mediamatic Aquaponics team is currently building an urban oasis based on this ecofriendly system.
We start the day with a tour in our Aquapo...