Exhibition:

Night Garden and Micro-Green Restaurant

3 Nov 2006
7 Jan 2007

Night Garden, sub-technical indoor garden, links new technology, next nature, contemporary art and its consumption. And you can have a really great dinner as well!
Open Thurs / Frid / Sat from 6 - 11 pm

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Seattle Garden Carpet 1b at Mediamatic - Petra Blaisse of Inside/Outside developed a series of carpets with large plant motifs for Seatlle Central Library. 2002-2004. Petra Blaisse

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.

Participating artists:
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

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Night Garden, bezoekers maken electronic life forms - Tot 7 januari 2007: De tentoonstelling Night Garden, is een subtechnische indoor tuin die een relatie legt tussen nieuwe technologie, next nature, hedendaagse kunst en de consumptie ervan, met o.a. Christa Sommerer, Laurent Mignonneau, Felix Hess, Auriea Harvey, Petra Blaisse en Debra Solomon. Aan tafel konden bezoekers behalve een kiem-maaltijd uit 's werelds eerste kiemrestaurant, zelf electronic life forms bouwen.

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night garden at Mediamatic - kiempjesstamppot

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Night Garden exhibition overview - Nov 06 2006 - Jan 07: Night Garden was a subtechnical indoor garden in which new technology, next nature, contemporary art and its consumption came together to form an interactive bio-technical habitat. Christa Sommerer and Laurent Mignonneau presented Interactive Plant Growing, one of the most innovative interactive works of the previous century. Ralf Schreiber and Christian Faubel developed tiny robots who lived autonomously in the garden. There were workshops, food, self-regenerating flowers…

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night garden at Mediamatic - chrysantendrankjes

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night garden at Mediamatic - keuken

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night garden - at Mediamatic

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night garden - at Mediamatic

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Night Garden Bench 01 by Mateusz Herczka -

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Night Garden Kiem plantjes -

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Night Garden Bench 01 at Mediamatic - A prototype of Bench 01 is on display at Mediamatic (NL) in the Night Garden & Micro-Green Restaurant exhibition. Mateusz Herczka

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Night Garden Interactive Plant Growing -

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Deers at Night -

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Night garden at Mediamatic - michaël samyn en auriea harvey michaël samyn, auriea harvey and debra solomon

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night garden meal - 3 stamppotjes en een bord kiemen. tijdens het eten kon je ook robotjes leren solderen.