Told by Rachel Rumai Diaz
My land welcomes you. The mountains told us you were coming. The trees whispered you were close. It was written in the smoke. We have been expecting you. There are no maps to lead you to what you...
The culinary journey of Code Noir
Told by Lelani Lewis
“Code Noir” is a project that guides its audience along the culinary journey of the cultivation of Caribbean cuisine. The namesake of the immersive dinner is the 17th century manuscript defining the...
Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark
Code Noir: Workshop
with Lelani Lewis
Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Julia van der Veen
Testing Code Noir
In the morning of 17th September we've tested the upcoming Neo Futurist Dinner: Code Noir. This dinner merges food, performance and interaction to to take visitors on a culinary journey to get a...
The Code Noir: A brief, yet powerful history
Winston Churchill famously said that “those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Our upcoming NeoFuturist Dinner touches on the importance of learning from our collective...
172 m2 / 80 - 150 people
Spacious venue in a 19th century Monument
The Sluisdeurenloods (Canal Lock Gate Warehouse) is the biggest space at Mediamatic Biotoop and has an interesting history . It is ideal for bigger events, such as meetings, presentations and even...
A look at the history of Caribbean cuisine
A blog for Code Noir
Whether culture, tradition or simple sustenance, food is a central part of human life. It also carries great symbolic value. To share a meal goes beyond the food itself; it extends to an experience...
Joana Velu (Dutch/Brazilian) is a visual artist constantly zooming in and out from a global context to a micro scale. Through personal stories or other forms of narrative she intends to let herself...
Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark, Mediamatic Eten, Dijkspark Naomi Tidball
Food is both fuel and identity
A blog for Code Noir
In light of our upcoming Code Noir event, it is important to reflect on globalisation's ability to reshape food. It offers a diversity within gastronomy, and it allows for a wider availability of...
Rachel Rumai Diaz
Rachel Rumai Diaz is a writer, poet, performance artist, teacher and artivist. Being fluent in English, Spanish, Dutch and Spanglish she intertwines languages to create poetry that triggers...
Lelani Lewis, a chef, food stylist, and culinary activist, creates inspiring audience experiences with her innovative and vibrant approach to food. Growing up in South London with Grenadian and Irish...
presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark
Code Noir23Sep 202028Sep 2020
This 5-course Dinner experience is a collaboration between chef and culinary activist Lelani Lewis, spoken word artist Rachel Rumai Diaz, and artist Suzanne Bernhardt. Code Noir will take you on a...
Divine Fumes & Mystical Plants
Devotion Smelled Sweet
Perfumes, incense and fragrant oils were commonly connected with the divine — gods, sacred spaces and spiritual entities. Aromatic plants like copal and palo santo (holy tree), have their primary...
Theologian, Author and Roman Catholic priest
Pierre Theodorus Valkering (1960) is a theologian, author and Roman Catholic priest. He studied in Amsterdam, Nijmegen and Rome. He graduated 1988. He became a pastoral worker for the R.C. Church...
Dutch Courage and the Amsterdam Spirit
Botanicals in Jenever
Inspired by all the quarantinis (that is a quarantine martini) recipes plastered across social media in the past few months, it bodes to dive into the history of Jenever as Amsterdam’s--and the...
Philipp Franz von Siebold
German physician, botanist, and traveler
Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold (17 February 1796 – 18 October 1866) was a German physician, botanist, and traveler. He achieved prominence by his studies of Japanese flora and fauna and the...
Mara van der Blonk
Jo-Lene Ong 1 أيار / مايو 2020
Mariko Hori’s Under The Harbour
An artist conversation with OHO curator, Jo-Lene Ong
Mariko is one of the artists selected from our 2019 open call . She is currently preparing for her upcoming exhibition with us of her new work, ' Under The Harbour' that involves underwater smells
If you can't beat it, eat it!
What we can learn from the fate of the passenger pigeon
Flocks clouded the sky and cast a dark shadow over the land, stealing hours of daylight and sometimes days on end. This is not an exaggerated Hitchcock scene from ‘The Birds’ but rather a common...
Inner workings and previous experiments
Chef Tommaso Buresti and food designer Giulia Soldati started their journey in the kitchen of Mediamatic when they presented A La Mano, as an edition of our Futurist Dinner series in September 2018.
Gum: maybe money does grow on trees after all
A lot of people chew every day, and even if you’re not a daily chewer, you have almost definitely tried it once. Gum can be found in pretty much every store that sells essential daily goods, but what...
Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Laura Triana
The cultural influence of Tobacco
This is a part our Olfactory History of Oosterdok
Discover the transition of Tobacco from a cultural/historical perspective.
The Magic of Cacao
Of flowers, rituals, and sensations
The origins of chocolate -this sublime natural creation- are traced back to the Ulua river valley in Honduras around 1100 BCE (Norton, 2008). The Olmec community or their descendants provided the...
Gum on the streets
Visions of freedom and utopia
Gum is found on walls and streets all over the world. Most of the time it is normalised, sometimes it's encouraged and occasionally it is completely illegal. Perhaps a society's attitudes towards...