What you will do
In this workshop you will learn all about how to learn to love our fellow flighted friends and create a home for them within the pigeon towers at Mediamatic. Collaborating together in the creation of small wooden pigeon boxes will not only provide you with a space to learn about working with living materials like mycelium, but how to make space for “the other” in our daily lives: be that pigeons, fungi, spores, insects, etc.
Arne will introduce you to the 11 towers already constructed and assist you in the creation of your own pigeon box. This workshop is a space for collaboration and exploration surrounding everything to do with creating space for a once-loved and now frowned upon species.
You will learn about building with mycelium, pigeons; their lifestyle and history, basic carpentry, and how to make space for “the other” in our daily lives. This is not a masterclass in the art of understanding pigeons but a space where Arne invites you to collaborate with the pigeons, each other, and the mycelium.
Arne Hendriks is an artist and researcher on human ecology. He believes we should be more generous towards ourselves in allowing radical new ideas and practices to re-define our relationship with the planet. In his practice, he focusses on the process instead of a result. By patiently letting the findings of his research be his guide, he allows himself to constantly shift views and perspectives and discover new realities within his topic.
Full Price: 51€ per person
Cultural discount: 39€ per person.
We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.
We maintain a minimum of 5 participants.
Please note that, unless everyone speaks Dutch, this workshop will be held in English.
For questions please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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