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 Jasmin Moeller, Masha Ru, Kamiel Rongen, Hein Kramer, Teun Castelein, Henriëtte Waal, Isaac Monté, Zeger Reyers, Bahia Shehab, Ernst Haeckel, 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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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

The Art of Deception

Isaac Monté and Toby Kiers
Wed — Fri : 17:00 — 19:00
Sat + Sun: 15:00 — 19:00
Admission: €5,— including book

What is inner beauty anyway? Isaac Monté and Toby Kiers present The Art of
Deception, a collection of transformed hearts exploring how biological
interventions and aesthetic manipulation can be used as tools for the ultimate deception: the transformation of inner beauty, from grotesque to perfect. For the first time in Amsterdam, displayed at the Mediamatic Sluisdeurenloods.More.

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A gin and tonic in the making - Milan is preparing a delicious Gin and Tonic cocktail. 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.

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Art of Deception Tour - Learning more about the exhibition 'The Art of Deception'. Anisa Xhomaqi, Isaac Monté

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. More.

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Enjoy a drink by the beautiful waterfront - Brigitte Hillenaar

Pure Gold

Kamiel Rongen + 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. More.

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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

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. More.

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Pissing in Pure Gold - Video installation by Kamiel Rongen and Mediamatic. The artist used his own urine and other liquids to create his mesmerising videowork. Liz Kunst, Kamiel Rongen, Mediamatic Foundation

Rederij Lampedusa

Teun Castelein + 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. More.

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Looking at The Art of Deception - A visitor of the exhibition Art of Deception takes a closer look at one of the 18 transformed pigs hearts. Each heart is first decellularized after which the artist was left with a so called 'ghost organ'. The hearts were then used as blanc canvases for future inner body beautifications. Anisa Xhomaqi, Isaac Monté (BE)

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. More.

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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

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.

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NIMBY Toilet - Anisa Xhomaqi

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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Al-Rihla - The making of a new mural by street artist Bahia Shehab, depicting a poem by Mahmoud Darwish. "One day we will be what we want to be.. The journey has not started and the road has not ended" - 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. More.

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

With: Zeger Reyers

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.

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Sun lit Hard Water - The installation Hard Water consists of over 1000 ceramic plates, grasses and plants. During spring the installation came to live in a beautiful way, showing blossoming flowers and blooming cane.

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.

Casting Doubts

Jasmin Moeller, Masha Ru + 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. Y0u can purchase the card at the bar. More.

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Rederij Lampedusa arriving at Mediamatic - Teun Castelein

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 verhuur@mediamatic.net

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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

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Is je leven een afspiegeling van je ziel? - Guy answering one of the 30 questions from Casting Doubts the installation by Jasmin Moeller and Masha Ru. Liz Kunst

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Picking herbs in the Aquaponics - Our chef Rolf is getting his fresh herbs from our Aquaponics garden. In this garden, located in one of our greenhouses, we cultivate plants and fish together in one system. Anisa Xhomaqi

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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.

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The Rocket Stove -

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The Art of Deception - Isaac Monté in collaboration with Toby Kiers - 14 October -2016 - 14 February 2017. What happens if humans manipulate organs for aesthetic purposes? And what is inner beauty anyway? The Art of Deception consists of a collection of 18 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. The exhibition is set up in Mediamatic's Sluisdeurenloods. In the evenings you can peak through the windows to get a glimpse of… Anisa Xhomaqi, Isaac Monté (BE), Toby Kiers

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

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Hacking Haeckel - Anne-Marieke Zaal

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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

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Rocket Stove on fire - The rocket stove burns at a much higher temperature, leading to a mush 'cleaner' burn of the wood. We use the rocket stove to warm up our restaurant Mediamatic ETEN, Anisa Xhomaqi

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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

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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.