anyMeta 4.19.55 - Atom module 0.3.2 2017-01-18T07:00:33+01:00 http://www.mediamatic.net/feed/atom/13664/en Mediamatic Events http://www.mediamatic.net/id/667270 2016-12-19T17:01:20+01:00 The Art of Deception Exhibition by Isaac Monté, in collaboration with Toby Kiers <p>What happens if humans manipulate organs for aesthetic purposes? And what is inner beauty anyway? Visit The Art of Deception: A collection of transformed pigs hearts that explore how biological interventions and aesthetic manipulation can be used as tools for the ultimate deception: The transformation of inner beauty. </p> <p>By designer Isaac Monté and evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers (VU).</p> <p>Opening hours: Wed - Fri 17:00 - 19:00 / Sat + Sun 15:00 - 19:00<br/> We offer tours for groups upon request.<br/> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/876766955761891/">Facebook</a></p> <h3>The Art of Deception</h3> <p><em>Challenging the contemporary notions of beauty and offer a vision on society's pursuit for perfection.</em></p> <p>Humans use deception to achieve perfection in society, art and science. Reacting to this through art, Monté and Kiers have taken discarded pig hearts and transformed them into elegant vessels for new life. </p> <p>By decellularizing the hearts and re-populating them with various techniques they aesthetically improved the hearts for humans. This procedure marks a new era of synthetic biology - where organs are stripped of their cellular contents, leaving behind a sterile scaffold that can be repopulated with stemcells. While the medical utilisation of this resource is being realised, the artistic and creative value of these ghost organs represents unexplored territory. Can the ghost organs function as blank canvas for designers? And will humans be able to manipulate organs for aesthetic purposes?</p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/669274/en/the-art-of-deception-through-windows"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/610/669274-400-267.jpg" height="267" width="400" alt="The Art of Deception through windows" title="The Art of Deception through windows" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - The Art of Deception through windows - Mediamatic.net" href="/669274/en/the-art-of-deception-through-windows">The Art of Deception through windows</a></p></div></div></div><br/> <!--[embed youtube 10XGlOdF4Sc]--><iframe width="407" height="306" class="inline-object wiki-youtube" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/10XGlOdF4Sc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><!--[/embed]--></p> <h3>Day and Nighttime views</h3> <p>18 transformed pig hearts will displayed at Mediamatic's 19th century Sluisdeurenloods. This means that you will also have the opportunity to view the work alongside our public lectures and rentals. And that the lit up hearts can be seen through the windows for an alternative night time viewing.</p> <h3>Book: The Art of Deception</h3> <p>The publication The Art of Deception shows an insight into the transformation of the hearts. </p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/668841/nl/book-the-art-of-deception"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/503/668841-314-400.jpg" height="400" width="314" alt="Book: The Art of Deception" title="Book: The Art of Deception" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - Book: The Art of Deception - Mediamatic.net" href="/668841/nl/book-the-art-of-deception">Book: The Art of Deception</a></p> <span class="caption-sep">-</span> <p class="caption-body">Exploring the artistic and creative value of synthetic biology by transforming pigs heart into design objects.<br/> You can purchase this booklet together with your ticket to <a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/667270/en/the-art-of-deception">The Art of Deception Exhibition</a>.</p></div></div></div></p> <p><a href="https://issuu.com/stichtingmediamatic/docs/magazine_final?e=0">Book preview</a></p> <h3>Isaac Monté</h3> <p><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/345403/nl/isaac-monté-be">Isaac Monté</a> is a Belgian design activist based in Rotterdam. He creates design objects and installations as a reaction to social, ecological or economical problems. He uses design as a medium to transform forgotten or overlooked problems into possibilities and opportunities. His previous works include <em>Filter Factory</em>, birdhouses made out of cigarette filters and <em>Les Sauvages</em>, a collection of masks made out of fur from roadkill. In 2015 Isaac received the Bio Art and Design Award, which gave him the opportunity to create <em>The Art of Deception</em> in collaboration with Toby Kiers, Professor in Evolutionary Biology at the VU in Amsterdam.</p> <h3>Toby Kiers</h3> <p><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/365624/nl/toby-kiers">Toby Kiers</a> is evolutionary biologist and Professor of Mutualistic Interactions at the VU Amsterdam. Toby's research focuses on how cooperation between species (mutualisms) respond and evolve together within a rapidly changing world, with the ultimate aim of linking this to environmental changes. All around us organisms are engaged in intimate cooperations and trades. From the intestinal bacteria in our guts to the bees that pollinate crops, we actually know very little of how cooperative relationships evolve in nature. Toby Kiers is also on the Mediamatic board of advisers. </p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/669273/en/the-art-of-deception-visitors"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/979/669273-400-267.jpg" height="267" width="400" alt="The Art of Deception visitors" title="The Art of Deception visitors" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - The Art of Deception visitors - Mediamatic.net" href="/669273/en/the-art-of-deception-visitors">The Art of Deception visitors</a></p></div></div></div></p> <h3>Information</h3> <p><em>The Art of Deception</em><br/> 4th October 2016 - 14 February 2017<br/> Daytime opening hours with tickets:<br/> Wed - Fri : 17:00 - 19:00<br/> Sat + Sun: 15:00 - 19:00</p> <p>Entrance fee: 5€ (including the booklet The Art of Deception)</p> <p>In the evenings and nights the hearts can be viewed for free through the windows. It is also possible to see the collection during events.</p> <p>Location:<br/> Sluisdeurenloods, Mediamatic Biotoop<br/> Dijkspark 6, 1019 BS, Amsterdam</p> Exhibition - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 The Art of Deception d d 2016-10-04 00:00:00 2017-02-14 00:00:00 ARTEFACT event exhibition 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/669510 2017-01-16T12:52:48+01:00 Als een vis op het droge Like a fish out of water <p>Arjanne Bode's tattooed by-catch is an investigation into a new European law that should encourage a more sustaintable fishing industry. It will be on show as a permanent installation inside of our soon-to-be-opened Bio Art Supply Shop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/id/669929">The official opening</a> of the installation will take place on Friday the 13th of January, during our New Year's Reception. 17:30 - 20:30.</p> <p>Free entrance</p> <h3>Problematic By-catch</h3> <p>The Dutch fishery industry catches approximately 50.000 tons of bycatch a year. Discards (too young and too small fishes) used to be trown back overboard, but the chances of survival are insecure. If they survive this procedure, they will probably be eaten by hungry seagulls.</p> <p><!--[embed vimeo 169457593]--><iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/169457593" width="400" height="225" class="inline-object wiki-vimeo" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><!--[/embed]--></p> <h3>Encouraging Sustainability by Law</h3> <p>To encourage a more sustainable and selective fishery industry, fishermen are now forced by European law to bring all catch to land. This is easier said than done for Dutch fishery. Important species such as sole and plaice all swim together at the bottom at the sea and fishing with big trawlers takes everything including baby fishes, crabs, starfishes or rayfish. By increasing mesh sizes in the nets, some little ones can leave the net, but that doesn’t apply on every kind of fish.</p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/669592/en/als-een-vis-op-het-droge-close-up"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/441/669592-400-268.jpg" height="268" width="400" alt="Als een vis op het droge close up" title="Als een vis op het droge close up" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - Als een vis op het droge close up - Mediamatic.net" href="/669592/en/als-een-vis-op-het-droge-close-up">Als een vis op het droge close up</a></p></div></div></div></p> <h3>The Future of the Fishing Industry</h3> <p>What happens with this 50.000 tons bycatch when they come ashore? It is not allowed to sell it for direct human consumption, that would encourage the capture of juvenile fish. The bycatch is currently being processed to fishmeal, which provides food for farmed fish and livestock. Although the new law aims for a more sustainable fishing process with less discards, if the technique doesn't improve, the bycatch will remain.<br/> The consequences will not only be many unnecessarily wasted fish, but also the North Sea will be over-exploited, causing the fishing industry casting their own future.</p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/669686/en/als-een-vis-op-het-droge"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/203/669686-400-267.jpg" height="267" width="400" alt="Als een vis op het droge" title="Als een vis op het droge" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - Als een vis op het droge - Mediamatic.net" href="/669686/en/als-een-vis-op-het-droge">Als een vis op het droge</a></p></div></div></div></p> <p>Arjanne Bode graduated at Art, Communication and Design (Fontys, Tilburg) with ‘Als een vis op het droge’ in 2016. Born and raised in Zeeland, a province in the south of the Netherlands with a vivid fishing culture, she developed an passion for the sea and every creature living in it.</p> <p><strong>Information</strong><br/> <em>Als een vis op het droge</em><br/> The installation is accessible during opening hours of <a href="http://eten.mediamatic.nl">Mediamatic ETEN.</a></p> <p>Mediamatic Biotoop<br/> Dijkspark 6, 1019 BS, Amsterdam</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 Als een vis op het droge d d 2017-01-01 00:00:00 2017-12-31 23:59:59 ARTEFACT exhibition event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670056 2017-01-16T13:04:21+01:00 Meet Zeger Reyers Discuss your work, ideas and obstacles with the artist <p>A new breed of artists is on the rise. They work with living matter, nature and have a strong emphasis in biology and life sciences. In this emerging field of Bio-Art and Design there’s need for extensive collaboration. Not only between the different disciplines involved, but also between generations. That's why we invited renowned installation artist Zeger Reyers to become a Mediamatic Fellow. This means that he will be a regular attendee of the Mediamatic Biotoop, with scheduled consults for you to attent to. Exchange your ideas and sign up for a one on one with Zeger Reyers.</p> <h3>For Whom?</h3> <p>Are you stuck with your project? Close to finishing your finals at art academy? Do you need advice on how to work with organic matter? Or are you interested to learn what obstacles you encounter while producing living installations? The conversations with Zeger are meant for anyone who has a special interest in art and biology. But don't be surprised to end up in a conversation about distilling and old kopper kettles, because Zeger is also a passionate fermentor of liqueurs.</p> <h3>Exchange your ideas</h3> <p>During the consults you will sit down with Zeger Reyers to discuss you work, ideas and challenges. You can expect an honest talk filled with (unwanted) advice and original ideas. The conversations will take place in the Aquaponics Farm at the Biotoop. A green location for some thorough thought exchange.</p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/670146/nl/consult-with-zeger-reyers"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/433/670146-400-235.jpg" height="235" width="400" alt="Consult with Zeger Reyers" title="Consult with Zeger Reyers" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - Consult with Zeger Reyers - Mediamatic.net" href="/670146/nl/consult-with-zeger-reyers">Consult with Zeger Reyers</a></p></div></div></div></p> <h3>Zeger Reyers</h3> <p>Zeger Reyers is a Dutch installation artist with a strong fascination for biological processes like eating and growing, budding, blossoming and dying. Using all sorts of living materials Zeger shows typical processes in different biotopes. He makes objects that are shaped by living materials, such as furniture and machines that are overgrown by mushrooms or chairs he sunk in the Oosterschelde that have been covered by mussels. And he is renowned for his rotating kitchen. Reyer's artworks provoke a new way of seeing these natural processes, by juxtaposing the human controllable versus natures uncontrollable.</p> <h3>Sign up</h3> <p>The consults of an hour will take place on Thursdays between 13:00 - 16:00 on the following dates:</p> <p>19 January<br/> 16 February<br/> 16 March</p> <p>You can sign up for the monthly meetings with Zeger by sending your request to: floor.matla@mediamatic.net</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 Meet Zeger Reyers d d 2017-01-19 13:00:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670453 2017-01-17T18:00:27+01:00 Co-op Tour Looking for a workspace? <p>Mediamatic Co-op is a collaborative network of young makers who share their experience and workspace here at Mediamatic Biotoop. <br/> Are you looking for a shared or permanent desk in an inspiring environment where are, design and science collide? Join us the weekly Co-op tour. The tour will take about 1 hour and gives you a good overview of our spaces and availabilities. Every Thursday at 09:30.</p> <p>Register via: co-op@mediamatic.net</p> <h3>About the Co-op</h3> <p>We strive to bring together a community of like-minde people and construct an environment where you can not only seek advice and share your knowledge, but also find opportunities for collaborations. We provide affordable full-time and part-time desks and Bio Clean Lab facilities as well as opportunities for presentations, projects and exhibitions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/id/381234">Go here to learn more about our prices and opportunities.</a></p> <h3>Discount for CAWA artist</h3> <p>Mediamatic Biotoop is a registered creative office (CAWA Broedplaats), meaning that we offer reduced prices on workstations to artists and designers. You can <a href="https://www.amsterdam.nl/kunst-cultuur/ateliers/voorwaarden-toetsing/aanvraag-basistoets/">apply as a CAWA artist</a> under the following restrictions: A diploma from an art-academy, proof of your creative work from the past 3 year and a maximum income of € 35.739 per year.</p> <p>Don't worry, if you just graduated or didn't graduate from art-school but are working as an artist, we can help you out with your application.</p> <h3>Register for a tour</h3> <p>You can register for a tour by sending a mail to co-op@mediamatic.net. <br/> A tour will take about 1 hour.</p> <p>Mediamatic Biotoop<br/> Dijksgracht 6, Amterdam</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 Co-op Tour d d 2017-01-26 09:30:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670457 2017-01-17T18:09:20+01:00 Co-op Tour Looking for a workspace? <p>Mediamatic Co-op is a collaborative network of young makers who share their experience and workspace here at Mediamatic Biotoop. <br/> Are you looking for a shared or permanent desk in an inspiring environment where are, design and science collide? Join us on the weekly Co-op tour. The tour will take about 1 hour and gives you a good overview of our spaces and availabilities. </p> <p>Every Thursday at 09:30.<br/> Register via: co-op@mediamatic.net</p> <h3>About the Co-op</h3> <p>We strive to bring together a community of like-minde people and construct an environment where you can not only seek advice and share your knowledge, but also find opportunities for collaborations. We provide affordable full-time and part-time desks and Bio Clean Lab facilities as well as opportunities for presentations, projects and exhibitions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/id/381234">Go here to learn more about our prices and opportunities.</a></p> <h3>Discount for CAWA artist</h3> <p>Mediamatic Biotoop is a registered creative office (CAWA Broedplaats), meaning that we offer reduced prices on workstations to artists and designers. You can <a href="https://www.amsterdam.nl/kunst-cultuur/ateliers/voorwaarden-toetsing/aanvraag-basistoets/">apply as a CAWA artist</a> under the following restrictions: A diploma from an art-academy, proof of your creative work from the past 3 year and a maximum income of € 35.739 per year.</p> <p>Don't worry, if you just graduated or didn't graduate from art-school but are working as an artist, we can help you out with your application.</p> <h3>Register for a tour</h3> <p>You can register for a tour by sending a mail to co-op@mediamatic.net. <br/> A tour will take about 1 hour.</p> <p>Mediamatic Biotoop<br/> Dijksgracht 6, Amterdam</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 d d 2017-02-02 09:30:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/669792 2017-01-17T15:38:33+01:00 Scent as Storyteller Odorama: Tanja Deurloo, Martina Florians and Calliope Tsoupaki <p>Calliope Tsoupaki, Martina Florians and Tanja Deurloo, three scent geeks, gather on the crossroad of the different ways that scents connect to memories, connotations and emotions. They started their journeys each from their own field of expertise, either perfume design, timeframes and music. Finding each other on the intersection of their work innovative scent applications occur. During Odorama their crossroad will be shared, it is covered with scents, perfumes, odours, music, stories, emotions and people.<br/> <br/> &quot;You might even change your odour while you pass by and listen to the tales of scent. “<br/> <br/> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1257974374250104/">Facebook</a> / <a href="https://mediamatic.stager.nl/web/tickets/109923">Tickets</a><br/> Odorama is curated by Caro Verbeek</p> <h3>Tanja Deurloo</h3> <p>How are smell, associations and memory connected? Tanja Deurloo is an scent expert and perfume designer with a background in chemistry and has an impressive list of clients and projects. For Odorama she will give us an introduction on the interconectedness of smell, associations and memory, and make a selection of her projects highlighting those that incorporate scented storytelling the most. Such as Perfume Profilings, Good Luck (book+perfume, 2011), Ruik de Tijd (Zuiderzeemuseum 2014), Narcissus (2014-2017) and Het Kabinet van de Dames van de Beethovenstraat (2014) together with Martina Florians. </p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/670440/nl/close-up-of-het-kabinet-van-de-dames"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/041/670440-375-250.jpg" height="250" width="375" alt="Close up of Het Kabinet van de Dames" title="Close up of Het Kabinet van de Dames" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - Close up of Het Kabinet van de Dames - Mediamatic.net" href="/670440/nl/close-up-of-het-kabinet-van-de-dames">Close up of Het Kabinet van de Dames</a></p> <span class="caption-sep">-</span> <p class="caption-body">Het Kabinet van de Dames opent verborgen laatjes en lang vergeten deuren naar mooie, intieme en ontroerende herinneringen en verhalen van de dames van Amsterdam-Zuid. De oude foto's, brieven, kleding en parfums nemen je mee naar een rijkdom aan herinneringen die niet vergeten mogen worden. Je wordt ondergedompeld in de tijd dat deze dames jong waren, vol verwachting van een nieuwe toekomst in donkere tijden.</p></div></div></div></p> <h3>Martina Florians</h3> <p>Artist Martina Florians uses the interconnectivity of smell and memory in her work. In 'Kabinet van de Dames' she provides a situation where storytellers can meet and exchange. Using the sense of smell next to sound and visuals, the installation leaves an emotional impact on its visitors. We will also be experiencing some of her work; Martina will bring some of the perfumes used in this installation.</p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/670438/nl/the-changing-smells"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/293/670438-400-226.jpg" height="226" width="400" alt="The Changing Smells" title="The Changing Smells" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - The Changing Smells - Mediamatic.net" href="/670438/nl/the-changing-smells">The Changing Smells</a></p> <span class="caption-sep">-</span> <p class="caption-body">'The Changing Smells' enables one to create a personal scent souvenir, and exchange it with someone else's. The installation revives the Stasi-history with the 'Geruchsproben' in a subtle way. Upon entering the ACC Galerie you collect your own scent by wearing a piece of flannel around the neck while visiting the exhibition. When leaving the gallery, the flannel is being put anonymously into a small brown glass jar, which is then released into the 'Geruchsprobewechselmaschineanlage'.Graphic design by Bas Mantel. 2007 / ACC Galerie Weimar, DE<br/> in cooperation with the Museum fur Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt</p></div></div></div></p> <h3>Calliope Tsoupaki</h3> <p>Narcissus is a melodrama by Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki for scent and 6 musicians (piano, violin, cello, bass clarinet, horn and harp) which she developed together with Tanja Deurloo. A true gesamtkunstwerk involving both music composition, set design and a scent composition. Music an scent are known to deepen the total sensorial experience, which is enhanced by performing narcissus in its purest form; without text, libretto or song. It is the first time ever that scent en sound have been composed to interact with each other in one piece, influencing each other during the creative process and the concert.</p> <p>At Odorama she will not only explain how this process worked and came into existence, but also provides us with a snippet of the original sounds and smells.</p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/670434/nl/narcissus"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/935/670434-300-200.jpg" height="200" width="300" alt="Narcissus" title="Narcissus" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - Narcissus - Mediamatic.net" href="/670434/nl/narcissus">Narcissus</a></p> <span class="caption-sep">-</span> <p class="caption-body">Gesamtkunstwerk by Greek-Dutch composer Calliope Tsoupaki and Tanja Deurlo. A music composition for violin, piano, harp, horn violencello, bass clarinet and scent.</p></div></div></div></p> <p>The evening will be introduced by Odorama Curator and Olfactory Expert Caro Verbeek.</p> <p><strong>information</strong><br/> <em>Odorama: Emotions and Smell</em><br/> Thursday 2 February<br/> Program start at 20:00<br/> Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam<br/> Pre-sale ticket: <a href="https://mediamatic.stager.nl/web/tickets/109923">€7,50 / Door ticket €10,00</a><br/> Students <a href="https://mediamatic.stager.nl/web/tickets/109923">pay only €5,00</a></p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 Scent as Storyteller d d 2017-02-02 20:00:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/669791 2017-01-17T16:54:46+01:00 Workshop: Aquaponics Learn to build Aquaponics <p>Aquaponics is a sustainable food production system that combines the cultivation of vegetables and fish. It is one of the best ways to produce food in the city, because it hardly takes up any space. The fish excrement feeds the plants, and the plants clean the water for the fish. In this way, not a drop is wasted. In this workshop you will learn how to build a miniponics system, a miniature, home-edition of the bigger Aquaponics towers.</p> <p><a href="https://mediamatic.stager.nl/web/tickets/109918">Tickets</a> / <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/353434635030663/">Facebook</a></p> <h3>Aquaponics?</h3> <p>The 'Aquaponic Gardening Community' describes Aquaponics as &quot;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.&quot; The Mediamatic Aquaponics team is currently building an urban oasis based on this ecofriendly system.</p> <p>Check this video about Aquaponics by WhatTheFood <br/> <!--[embed youtube UXEnr6Vhgco]--><iframe width="407" height="306" class="inline-object wiki-youtube" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/UXEnr6Vhgco" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><!--[/embed]--></p> <h3>Program</h3> <p>We start the day with a tour through Biotoop Dijksgracht and the Aquaponics site. During the tour you'll get a thorough introduction to Aquaponics and a crash course in biology. After that, with our trainers' help, we will start to build the Aquaponics farm together. By the end of the day you will know exactly how to build your own system at home, and know everything about the ecosystem. You will also learn the basics of biology, plumbing and carpentry necessary for the Aquaponics system.</p> <h3>Information</h3> <p>Workshop: Learn to build Aquaponics<br/> Saturday 4 February, 10:00 - 17:00<br/> Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam<br/> Tickets: €145,00 (excl. service charge)<br/> Discount ticket: €102,- (student discount)</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 2017-02-04 10:00:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670458 2017-01-17T18:06:28+01:00 Co-op Tour Looking for a workspace? <p>Mediamatic Co-op is a collaborative network of young makers who share their experience and workspace here at Mediamatic Biotoop. <br/> Are you looking for a shared or permanent desk in an inspiring environment where are, design and science collide? Join us the weekly Co-op tour. The tour will take about 1 hour and gives you a good overview of our spaces and availabilities. Every Thursday at 09:30.</p> <p>Register via: co-op@mediamatic.net</p> <h3>About the Co-op</h3> <p>We strive to bring together a community of like-minde people and construct an environment where you can not only seek advice and share your knowledge, but also find opportunities for collaborations. We provide affordable full-time and part-time desks and Bio Clean Lab facilities as well as opportunities for presentations, projects and exhibitions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/id/381234">Go here to learn more about our prices and opportunities.</a></p> <h3>Discount for CAWA artist</h3> <p>Mediamatic Biotoop is a registered creative office (CAWA Broedplaats), meaning that we offer reduced prices on workstations to artists and designers. You can <a href="https://www.amsterdam.nl/kunst-cultuur/ateliers/voorwaarden-toetsing/aanvraag-basistoets/">apply as a CAWA artist</a> under the following restrictions: A diploma from an art-academy, proof of your creative work from the past 3 year and a maximum income of € 35.739 per year.</p> <p>Don't worry, if you just graduated or didn't graduate from art-school but are working as an artist, we can help you out with your application.</p> <h3>Register for a tour</h3> <p>You can register for a tour by sending a mail to co-op@mediamatic.net. <br/> A tour will take about 1 hour.</p> <p>Mediamatic Biotoop<br/> Dijksgracht 6, Amterdam</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 Co-op Tour d d 2017-02-09 09:30:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670025 2016-12-14T14:49:40+01:00 Biotalk <p>Art, design and science, during the Biotalk we will discover what happens when these fascinating fields merge and crossover. We question the social, cultural and technical implications of such developments and invite professionals of all sorts to talk about their practice in these fields.</p> <p>More information will follow</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 2017-02-15 20:00:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670459 2017-01-17T18:07:11+01:00 Co-op Tour Looking for a workspace? <p>Mediamatic Co-op is a collaborative network of young makers who share their experience and workspace here at Mediamatic Biotoop. <br/> Are you looking for a shared or permanent desk in an inspiring environment where are, design and science collide? Join us the weekly Co-op tour. The tour will take about 1 hour and gives you a good overview of our spaces and availabilities. Every Thursday at 09:30.</p> <p>Register via: co-op@mediamatic.net</p> <h3>About the Co-op</h3> <p>We strive to bring together a community of like-minde people and construct an environment where you can not only seek advice and share your knowledge, but also find opportunities for collaborations. We provide affordable full-time and part-time desks and Bio Clean Lab facilities as well as opportunities for presentations, projects and exhibitions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/id/381234">Go here to learn more about our prices and opportunities.</a></p> <h3>Discount for CAWA artist</h3> <p>Mediamatic Biotoop is a registered creative office (CAWA Broedplaats), meaning that we offer reduced prices on workstations to artists and designers. You can <a href="https://www.amsterdam.nl/kunst-cultuur/ateliers/voorwaarden-toetsing/aanvraag-basistoets/">apply as a CAWA artist</a> under the following restrictions: A diploma from an art-academy, proof of your creative work from the past 3 year and a maximum income of € 35.739 per year.</p> <p>Don't worry, if you just graduated or didn't graduate from art-school but are working as an artist, we can help you out with your application.</p> <h3>Register for a tour</h3> <p>You can register for a tour by sending a mail to co-op@mediamatic.net. <br/> A tour will take about 1 hour.</p> <p>Mediamatic Biotoop<br/> Dijksgracht 6, Amterdam</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 Co-op Tour d d 2017-02-16 09:30:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670058 2016-12-20T11:35:03+01:00 Meet Zeger Reyers Discuss your work, ideas and obstacles with the artist <p>A new breed of artists is on the rise. They work with living matter, nature and have a strong emphasis in biology and life sciences. In this emerging field of Bio-Art and Design there’s need for extensive collaboration. Not only between the different disciplines involved, but also between generations. That's why we invited renowned installation artist Zeger Reyers to become a Mediamatic Fellow. This means that he will be a regular attendee of the Mediamatic Biotoop, with scheduled consults for you to attent to. Exchange your ideas and sign up for a one on one with Zeger Reyers.</p> <h3>For Whom?</h3> <p>Are you stuck with your project? Close to finishing your finals at art academy? Do you need advice on how to work with organic matter? Or are you interested to learn what obstacles you encounter while producing living installations? The conversations with Zeger are meant for anyone who has a special interest in art and biology. But don't be surprised to end up in a conversation about distilling and old kopper kettles, because Zeger is also a passionate fermentor of liqueurs.</p> <h3>Exchange your ideas</h3> <p>During the consults you will sit down with Zeger Reyers to discuss you work, ideas and challenges. You can expect an honest talk filled with (unwanted) advice and original ideas. The conversations will take place in the Aquaponics Farm at the Biotoop. A green location for some thorough thought exchange.</p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/670146/nl/consult-with-zeger-reyers"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/433/670146-400-235.jpg" height="235" width="400" alt="Consult with Zeger Reyers" title="Consult with Zeger Reyers" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - Consult with Zeger Reyers - Mediamatic.net" href="/670146/nl/consult-with-zeger-reyers">Consult with Zeger Reyers</a></p></div></div></div></p> <h3>Zeger Reyers</h3> <p>Zeger Reyers is a Dutch installation artist with a strong fascination for biological processes like eating and growing, budding, blossoming and dying. Using all sorts of living materials Zeger shows typical processes in different biotopes. He makes objects that are shaped by living materials, such as furniture and machines that are overgrown by mushrooms or chairs he sunk in the Oosterschelde that have been covered by mussels. And he is renowned for his rotating kitchen. Reyer's artworks provoke a new way of seeing these natural processes, by juxtaposing the human controllable versus natures uncontrollable.</p> <h3>Sign up</h3> <p>The consults of an hour will take place on Thursdays between 13:00 - 16:00 on the following dates:</p> <p>19 January<br/> 16 February<br/> 16 March</p> <p>You can sign up for the monthly meetings with Zeger by sending your request to: <br/> floor.matla@mediamatic.net</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 Meet Zeger Reyers d d 2017-02-16 13:00:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670088 2017-01-16T17:26:25+01:00 Workshop: Grow your own Fungi Basic mushroom and biomaterials introduction <p>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 yourself. During this introduction course you will learn how to cultivate the Oyster Mushroom at home and by doing so gain a better understanding of the potential of this organism.</p> <p><a href="https://mediamatic.stager.nl/web/tickets/111534">Tickets</a></p> <h3>Mycelium as a source for bio-based materials</h3> <p>Mycelium is the white fungal network of filaments that you will find underneath our soil. In the woods these strains or ‘mushroom roots’ are responsible for the transfer of nutrients, detoxification and the degradation of dead plants and treas. It is precisely this feature that makes mycelium a powerful agent in the production of new bio-based materials.</p> <p>Current developments have pushed mycelium in the fields of fashion, furniture, architecture and fine-arts, stating that it can be seen as <a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/nl/read/schimmel-het-plastic-van-de-toekomst">‘the plastic of the future’</a>. Go <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZQGeQp4v-4">here</a> to read more about mycelium as an alternative for leather, and a <a href="https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/04/18/schimmeljurk-is-alleen-om-naar-te-kijken-1610560-a362446">dress made from fungi</a>.</p> <h3>Discuss, learn and grow</h3> <p>In this workshop you will meet up with mushroom expert Wouter Hassing to (critically) discuss the mycelium’s potential and gain a better understanding of how to start cultivating yourself. Over the course of 2 hours you will be introduced to different growth media, substrates, cultivation methods and fungal strains. After which you will produce your own bag of straw substrate and learn how to extract spawn from full grown mushroom at home.</p> <h3>Bio Clean Lab</h3> <p>Both cultivation and the introduction will take place in the Bio Clean Lab; our laboratory which is fully equipped for working with micro-organisms. This Clean Lab is not only available for individual artists and artist in residency programs but it is also the homebase for our Myco Insulation Brewery. A permanent exhibition and production line where we produce beer and grow mycelium insulation panels on the spent grains.</p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/668959/nl/fungi-expert-extraordinaire"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/035/668959-400-267.jpg" height="267" width="400" alt="Fungi expert extraordinaire" title="Fungi expert extraordinaire" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - Fungi expert extraordinaire - Mediamatic.net" href="/668959/nl/fungi-expert-extraordinaire">Fungi expert extraordinaire</a></p> <span class="caption-sep">-</span> <p class="caption-body">Wouter Hassing has his own mushroom company in the North of Amsterdam.</p></div></div></div></p> <h3>About Wouter</h3> <p>Wouter Hassing can be seen as an authority in the field of local mushroom cultivation. His company <a href="http://www.mycophilia.nl">Mycophilia</a> (in the North of Amsterdam) not only supplies local restaurants with Shiitake en Eryngii but also serves as a platform for research and innovation. Here he investigates new low energy productions methods but also how to make better use of mushrooms in the kitchen (for example pulled pork from oyster mushrooms!). </p> <h3>Info</h3> <p>Workshop: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms<br/> Wednesday February 22, 19:00 - 21:00<br/> Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam<br/> Tickets: Student €28,- / Regular €40,- (excl. administration fee)</p> <p><em> We might contact you about your student card or other proof to show the discount applies to you. </em></p> <p>Please note that this workshop is in English and we need a minimum of 6 participants.</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 Workshop: Grow your own Fungi 2017-02-22T00:00:00+01:00 d 2017-02-22T23:59:59+01:00 d 2017-02-22 19:00:00 ARTEFACT event workshop 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670460 2017-01-17T18:07:59+01:00 Co-op Tour Looking for a workspace? <p>Mediamatic Co-op is a collaborative network of young makers who share their experience and workspace here at Mediamatic Biotoop. <br/> Are you looking for a shared or permanent desk in an inspiring environment where are, design and science collide? Join us the weekly Co-op tour. The tour will take about 1 hour and gives you a good overview of our spaces and availabilities. Every Thursday at 09:30.</p> <p>Register via: co-op@mediamatic.net</p> <h3>About the Co-op</h3> <p>We strive to bring together a community of like-minde people and construct an environment where you can not only seek advice and share your knowledge, but also find opportunities for collaborations. We provide affordable full-time and part-time desks and Bio Clean Lab facilities as well as opportunities for presentations, projects and exhibitions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/id/381234">Go here to learn more about our prices and opportunities.</a></p> <h3>Discount for CAWA artist</h3> <p>Mediamatic Biotoop is a registered creative office (CAWA Broedplaats), meaning that we offer reduced prices on workstations to artists and designers. You can <a href="https://www.amsterdam.nl/kunst-cultuur/ateliers/voorwaarden-toetsing/aanvraag-basistoets/">apply as a CAWA artist</a> under the following restrictions: A diploma from an art-academy, proof of your creative work from the past 3 year and a maximum income of € 35.739 per year.</p> <p>Don't worry, if you just graduated or didn't graduate from art-school but are working as an artist, we can help you out with your application.</p> <h3>Register for a tour</h3> <p>You can register for a tour by sending a mail to co-op@mediamatic.net. <br/> A tour will take about 1 hour.</p> <p>Mediamatic Biotoop<br/> Dijksgracht 6, Amterdam</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 Co-op Tour d d 2017-02-23 09:30:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670057 2016-12-20T11:38:22+01:00 Meet Zeger Reyers Discuss your work, ideas and obstacles with the artist <p>A new breed of artists is on the rise. They work with living matter, nature and have a strong emphasis in biology and life sciences. In this emerging field of Bio-Art and Design there’s need for extensive collaboration. Not only between the different disciplines involved, but also between generations. That's why we invited renowned installation artist Zeger Reyers to become a Mediamatic Fellow. This means that he will be a regular attendee of the Mediamatic Biotoop, with scheduled consults for you to attent to. Exchange your ideas and sign up for a one on one with Zeger Reyers.</p> <h3>For Whom?</h3> <p>Are you stuck with your project? Close to finishing your finals at art academy? Do you need advice on how to work with organic matter? Or are you interested to learn what obstacles you encounter while producing living installations? The conversations with Zeger are meant for anyone who has a special interest in art and biology. But don't be surprised to end up in a conversation about distilling and old kopper kettles, because Zeger is also a passionate fermentor of liqueurs.</p> <h3>Exchange your ideas</h3> <p>During the consults you will sit down with Zeger Reyers to discuss you work, ideas and challenges. You can expect an honest talk filled with (unwanted) advice and original ideas. The conversations will take place in the Aquaponics Farm at the Biotoop. A green location for some thorough thought exchange.</p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/670146/nl/consult-with-zeger-reyers"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/433/670146-400-235.jpg" height="235" width="400" alt="Consult with Zeger Reyers" title="Consult with Zeger Reyers" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - Consult with Zeger Reyers - Mediamatic.net" href="/670146/nl/consult-with-zeger-reyers">Consult with Zeger Reyers</a></p></div></div></div></p> <h3>Zeger Reyers</h3> <p>Zeger Reyers is a Dutch installation artist with a strong fascination for biological processes like eating and growing, budding, blossoming and dying. Using all sorts of living materials Zeger shows typical processes in different biotopes. He makes objects that are shaped by living materials, such as furniture and machines that are overgrown by mushrooms or chairs he sunk in the Oosterschelde that have been covered by mussels. And he is renowned for his rotating kitchen. Reyer's artworks provoke a new way of seeing these natural processes, by juxtaposing the human controllable versus natures uncontrollable.</p> <h3>Sign up</h3> <p>The consults of an hour will take place on Thursdays between 13:00 - 16:00 on the following dates:</p> <p>19 January<br/> 16 February<br/> 16 March</p> <p>You can sign up for the monthly meetings with Zeger by sending your request to: floor.matla@mediamatic.net</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 Meet Zeger Reyers d d 2017-03-16 13:00:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670018 2016-12-23T15:20:29+01:00 Biotalk In collaboration with Transnatural <p>Art, design and science, during the Biotalk we will discover what happens when these fascinating fields merge and crossover. We question the social, cultural and technical implications of such developments and invite professionals of all sorts to talk about their practice in these fields.</p> <p>More information to be announced</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 2017-03-17 20:00:00 ARTEFACT event 1 http://www.mediamatic.net/id/670090 2016-12-16T14:41:58+01:00 Workshop: Grow your own Fungi Basic mushroom and biomaterials introduction <p>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 yourself. During this introduction course you will learn how to cultivate the Oyster Mushroom at home and by doing so gain a better understanding of the potential of this organism.</p> <h3>Mycelium as a source for bio-based materials</h3> <p>Mycelium is the white fungal network of filaments that you will find underneath our soil. In the woods these strains or ‘mushroom roots’ are responsible for the transfer of nutrients, detoxification and the degradation of dead plants and treas. It is precisely this feature that makes mycelium a powerful agent in the production of new bio-based materials.</p> <p>Current developments have pushed mycelium in the fields of fashion, furniture, architecture and fine-arts, stating that it can be seen as <a href="http://motherboard.vice.com/nl/read/schimmel-het-plastic-van-de-toekomst">‘the plastic of the future’</a>. Go <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZQGeQp4v-4">here</a> to read more about mycelium as an alternative for leather, and a <a href="https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2016/04/18/schimmeljurk-is-alleen-om-naar-te-kijken-1610560-a362446">dress made from fungi</a>.</p> <h3>Discuss, learn and grow</h3> <p>In this workshop you will meet up with mushroom expert Wouter Hassing to (critically) discuss the mycelium’s potential and gain a better understanding of how to start cultivating yourself. Over the course of 2 hours you will be introduced to different growth media, substrates, cultivation methods and fungal strains. After which you will produce your own bag of straw substrate and learn how to extract spawn from full grown mushroom at home.</p> <h3>Bio Clean Lab</h3> <p>Both cultivation and the introduction will take place in the Bio Clean Lab; our laboratory which is fully equipped for working with micro-organisms. This Clean Lab is not only available for individual artists and artist in residency programs but it is also the homebase for our Myco Insulation Brewery. A permanent exhibition and production line where we produce beer and grow mycelium insulation panels on the spent grains.</p> <p><div style="position: relative;" class="ui_animateFigureCaption"><a href="http://www.mediamatic.net/668959/nl/fungi-expert-extraordinaire"> <img src="http://fast.mediamatic.nl/f/sjnh/image/035/668959-400-267.jpg" height="267" width="400" alt="Fungi expert extraordinaire" title="Fungi expert extraordinaire" playable="1"/> </a><div class="caption clearfix"><div class="caption-wrap"><p class="title"><a title="Click to get a larger image - Fungi expert extraordinaire - Mediamatic.net" href="/668959/nl/fungi-expert-extraordinaire">Fungi expert extraordinaire</a></p> <span class="caption-sep">-</span> <p class="caption-body">Wouter Hassing has his own mushroom company in the North of Amsterdam.</p></div></div></div></p> <h3>About Wouter</h3> <p>Wouter Hassing can be seen as an authority in the field of local mushroom cultivation. His company <a href="http://www.mycophilia.nl">Mycophilia</a> (in the North of Amsterdam) not only supplies local restaurants with Shiitake en Eryngii but also serves as a platform for research and innovation. Here he investigates new low energy productions methods but also how to make better use of mushrooms in the kitchen (for example pulled pork from oyster mushrooms!). </p> <h3>Info</h3> <p>Workshop: Grow Your Own Oyster Mushrooms<br/> Saturday March 25, 14:00 - 16:00<br/> Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam<br/> Tickets: Student €28,- / Regular €40,- (excl. administration fee)</p> <p><em> We might contact you about your student card or other proof to show the discount applies to you. </em></p> <p>Please note that this workshop is in English and we need a minimum of 6 participants.</p> - 4.91349148360598 52.3766641023636 Workshop: Grow your own Fungi 2017-03-25T00:00:00+01:00 d 2017-03-25T23:59:59+01:00 d 2017-03-25 14:00:00 ARTEFACT event workshop 1