To see at Mediamatic

Art, installations, food, tours and more.

Mediamatic's Biotoop is a breeding ground for art, design and life sciences. Here you will find many site-specific installations, a restaurant, waterside terrace, co-working spaces, a Bio Clean Lab and the works of artists Diana Scherer, Jasmin Moeller, Masha Ru, Kamiel Rongen, Hein Kramer, Teun Castelein, Henriëtte Waal, Arjanne Bode, Zeger Reyers, Bahia Shehab, Ernst Haeckel, Caroline Jacob and Bernotat&Co. All exhibitions are free of charge unless otherwise stated.

Would you like to visit us with a group? We provide guided tours and custom workshops on site. More info via mail@mediamatic.net.

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View at Mediamatic ETEN - Situated right at the waterside, our greenhouse provides a spectacular view on both Nemo and Amsterdam's city centre. Anisa Xhomaqi

Al-Rihla

Bahia Shehab 
Open 24/7.

Mediamatic and Prince Claus Fund invited Lebanese—Egyptian street artist Bahia Shehab to create a brand new calligraphic graffiti wall at Mediamatic Biotoop. Scholar and designer Bahia Shehab became a political activist during the Arabic Spring when she decided to transform her earlier research and exhibited art project about Arabic calligraphy into graffiti in the streets of Cairo. ‘Al—Rihla’ means ‘The Journey’, and depicts a poem by Mahmoud Darwish. This Mural is part of a series in Tokyo. Marrakech, Vancouver and Berlin.

For more information, click here.

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Al-Rihla - Bahia Shehab (LB/EG) - Mediamatic and Framer Framed invited Lebanese—Egyptian street artist Bahia Shehab to create a brand new calligraphic graffiti wall at Mediamatic Biotoop. Bahia Shehab became a political activist during the Arabic Spring when she decided to transform her earlier research and exhibited art project about Arabic calligraphy into graffiti in the streets of Cairo. ‘Al—Rihla’ means ‘The Journey’, and depicts a poem by Mahmoud Darwish

Hard Water

Zeger Reyers
Open during opening hours of Mediamatic Eten and during events.

Zeger Reyers has a strong fascination with the uncontrollable nature of environmental and biological processes. For his Hard Water installation he used 1000 plates, a huge amount of soil and different kinds of grasses. The immense piece, inside our restaurant, explores the tension between nature and man made objects and is growing and evolving every single day.

For more information, click here.

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Hard Water by Zeger Reyers - New installation by Zeger Reyers Zeger Reyers, Liz Kunst, Brigitte Hillenaar

With: Zeger Reyers

Pure Gold

Kamiel Rongen in collaboration with Mediamatic
Open 24/7. Please note that the images are best seen in the evening.

This urban installation consists of five separate urinals assembled onto Mediamatic’s facade. Whilst people (mostly men) do their business you’ll experience the sound and non-digital visuals created by artist Kamiel Rongen. The pee from the urinals will be collected in a tank and diluted with water so that the neighbourhood can use it for fertilising their plants.

For more information, click here. 

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Donating in Pure Gold - We invite you to donate your urine in Pure Gold an audio visual installation by Kamiel Rongen and Mediamatic. Kamiel Rongen, Anisa Xhomaqi

Aquaponics

Open on appointment. An Aquaponics tour ticket is €5,—

Aquaponics is an effective way to sustainably produce food in the city because it takes up very little space. Plants and fish are cultivated together in our greenhouse. The fish excrete ammonia which gets transformed by bacteria into nitrate and the nitrate serves as fertiliser for the plants. All plants and herbs are used in the Mediamatic restaurant.

For more information, click here.

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Close up from one of the Aquaponics systems - In the Aquaponics installation we grow vegetables and fish together. The fish poo in the water, and with that water we nourish our plants.

Rederij Lampedusa

Teun Castelein in collaboration with Mediamatic a.o.
Open 24/7. You can register for a boat tour via info@rederijlampedusa.nl

Rederij Lampedusa is a shipping company, initiated as an art project by Teun Castelein, and consists of a fleet of two North African boats, which were used by refugees to travel from the Egyptian coast to Lampedusa. An international team of ‘gelukszoekers’ welcomes you to find your luck on the water on the ‘Meneer Vrijdag’, located in our harbour.

For more information, click here.

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Rederij Lampedusa arriving at Mediamatic - Teun Castelein

NIMBY Toilet

Henriëtte Waal
Open during opening hours of Mediamatic Eten and during events.

The Not-In-My-BackYard toilet is an educative experiment that invites you to reflect on your habits and cooperate for a better outcome. How you can contribute? You simply have to pee, put in some lax-acid bacteria, take out the oxygen and let the fermentation process begin! After four weeks all pathogens are eliminated and your urine will be ready to be use as fertiliser for our plants.

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NIMBY Toilet - Anisa Xhomaqi

Radiolaria

Bernotat&Co
Open during opening hours of Mediamatic ETEN and during events.

Inspired by the detailed drawings in Kunstformen de Natur, Anke Bernotat and Jan Jacob Borstlab created a series of 11 lamps made from 3D woven fabric. When the light is switched on, they are translucent white particles, floating in space. But when the light is switched off, they reveal their secret: a mysterious green afterglow resembling the phenomenon of bioluminescence.

For more information, click here.

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Radiolaria Lamps - These lamps are inspired by the lithographs by German biologist Ernst Haeckel. Bernotat&Co

Postcards

Accessible during opening hours of Mediamatic ETEN and during events.

Did you know that you can take home beautiful illustrated postcard from the dishes that are served at Mediamatic ETEN? Send some ingredients to a friend and invite them for dinner!

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Mediamatic ETEN postcards - Send our menu to a friend! Find the beautiful illustrations of our dishes and ingredients in our restaurant Mediamatic ETEN. All dishes that are, or were being served at our restaurant Mediamatic ETEN are illustrated to beautiful postcards depicting all the used ingredients. Anne-Marieke Zaal, Marina Patarnello, Anisa Xhomaqi

Rocket Stove

Hein Kramer
Open during opening hours of Mediamatic Eten and during events.

Highly efficient and virtually non-polluting, even still being a prototype the Rocket Stove by Hein Kramer can easily reach temperatures of 1000 degrees. With an intricate system of rooms and chambers inside the furnace, the heat is circulated through radiators and a marble bench to increase the release of heat into the room, rather than letting it escape through the chimney. In the process, all particulate matter gets burned, making the Rocket Stove extremely efficient and eco-friendly.

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The Rocket Stove -

Haeckel Room

Open during opening hours of Mediamatic ETEN and during events.

The Haeckel Room is decorated with black and white illustrations from the book Kunstformen Der Natur by the 19th century lithographer Adolf Glitch and biologist Ernst Haeckel, who discovered, named and described thousands of new species. The room can be rented for events and dinners.

For more information, click here.

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Evening dinner at the Haeckel Room - The interior of the Haeckel Room is in spired by the drawings of German biologist Ernst Haeckel. At night the space is also available for hosting parties and performances. Lisanne Groenewoud

Hacking Haeckel

Rudy Guedj, Martin Huger, Olya Troitskaya and Sophie Rogg
Open during opening hours of Mediamatic Eten and during events.

Rudy Guedj, Martin Huger, Olya Troitskaya and Sophie Rogg met during their studies at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie where they collaborated on the visual identity for the school’s theory program. In this program they explored the field of ecology through theory and art, from history to our present-days. Ernst Haeckel’s Kunstformen Der Natur was used not only as an inspiration, but also as a ‘canvas’ to interact with.

For more information, click here.

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Hacking Haeckel - Anne-Marieke Zaal

Raising Doubts

Jasmin Moeller, Masha Ru in collaboration with Mediamatic
Open 24/7. The Cards are for sale during opening hours of Mediamatic Eten and during events.

What kind of artist would you have been? Find the questions and plant your answers in the flowerbeds of Dijkspark. Complete the questions and scan the card in the scanner to receive your own personal results. The rest of the seeds are for you to take home. You can purchase the card at the bar.

For more information, click here.

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Scanning the Twijfel Zaaien seedcard - You can scan your Twijfel Zaaien answering card. This way you'll learn what type of artist you would have been.

wASH Laundrette

Caroline Jacob 
Open every Monday from 12:00 - 16:00

Caroline Jacob transformed Mediamatic' s Aroma Lab into a temporary laundrette to present wASH - a site-specific laundry detergent created out of materials left over from Mediamatic' s food production. Customers can buy the wASH product at the bar of Mediamatic ETEN for €5,—. 

For more information, click here.

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wASH Laudrette - Chiara Barraco

Information

For an overview of all our events, check our Calendar
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam

Interested in renting one of our spaces? Send your request to mail@mediamatic.net

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The Mediamatic Eten greenhouse in Dijkspark - Daily lunches are served in this beautiful Greenhouse. For the daily menu, check our twitter account. Willem Velthoven

With: Ferinho