Mediamatic's Night Garden, is teeming with technology, art and food. Visitors can expect to be transformed into a cybernetic nocturnal animal, build robots at a garden robot production studio, wander through a digital alter-garden, learn about mating call science, experience psycho-chemical garden furniture and eat at a prototype restaurant serving more than 30 sorts of sprouted micro-greens.
The garden is open on thurdays, fridays and saturdays between 6 and 11 p.m.
Christa Sommerer & Laurent Mignonneau combine nature, technology and a passion for the principles of evolution with strong visual aesthetics. In the Night Garden they will present their now classic work, Interactive Plant Growing, one of the most sensational interactive works of the last century.
Artist-scientist Felix Hess in Vanes creates a flowerbed from fragile paper. Catching the tiniest air turbulence, the flowers produce a ballet, both spectacular and subtle.
Especially for Night Garden, Mateusz Herczka developed Enhanced Bench, a garden bench that has a marked positive effect on those that sit upon it. Do you dare to be positively influenced? www.westerplatte.net/
Ralf Schreiber (www.ralfschreiber.com/)and Christian Faubel (derstrudel.org/) produce small robots that shortly after their 'conception' begin to lead unusually autonomous lives. Autonomous for a robot, that is. During the course of the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to solder their own small robots together and set them free in the garden.
Debra Solomon opens the doors to her prototype Microgreen Sproutstaurant Grow yer own dang food, in which no less than 3 sorts of potato mash and 30 kinds of sprouts and cress provide the basis for a delicious tasting experience. Thursdays through Saturday guests can enjoy a plate of sprout mash in the Night Garden. 18.00 - 22.00h. www.culiblog.org Call +31 (0)20 638 9901 for reservations.
The revolutionary multi-player game 'The Endless Forest' by Michael Samyn & Auriea Harvey allows players to physically leave the Night Garden and virtually tour a beautifully landscaped forest embodied as a deer. www.tale-of-tales.com/TheEndlessForest/
Petra Blaisse designed the Seattle Garden Carpets, a series of carpets for the Seattle Central Library printed with extremely large plant motifs. Read more about the Seattle Garden Carpets at Petra's bureau website, www.insideoutside.nl