16:00 - Opening Dijkspark
By Janny Rodermond - managing director of the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, and Roeland Rengelink - administrator from Stadsdeel Centrum.
17:00 - Tours
Through Dijkspark, by Pis & Water and Mycelium & Bier
20:00 - Performances
Atmospherical Icelandic electronics by M-Band, Samaris, Good Moon Deer and Berndsen. Scroll down for the line-up.
Art by Zeger Reyers, Kamiel Rongen, Teun Castelein, Jasmin Moeller and Masha Ru.
Over the past months, we have worked hard to transform the head of the Dijksgracht into a new public city park. Without interference from the municipal administration, Hannekes Boom, Mediamatic, Klimmuur Centraal, Barco Restaurant, GreenNest Gallery and Shaffy's Tuin transformed this hidden piece of the city into Amsterdam's new cultural back yard; Dijkspark.
The park's official opening will take place on Saturday, September 12th, 16:00. With Janny Rodermond - managing director of the Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, and Roeland Rengelink -administrator from Stadsdeel Centrum.
Musician and artist Kamiel Rongen's interactive video installation is triggered by Piss. By peeing into the urinals along the facade, you activate dreamy images with mysterious soundscapes. Everything you see is real! No digital manipulation comes into play. All urine from the installation is collected in a tank and mixed with water, so it can be used to water the plants!
A waterfall of ceramic dishes and plates flows over the Mediamatic Biotoop's outer wall and greenhouse. The grasses and flowers that nestle in the cracks will slowly grow over the installation.
Jasmin Moeller & Masha Ru
Would you like to know what kind of artist you yourself would be? Answer the 30 questions of Casting Doubts. By answering through the planting of flower seeds you get directly involved with sowing Dijkspark. A special discount is available during the weekend, in honour of Dijkspark's opening.
Pis, Hard Water, Aquaponics, Mycelium, Bier... We'd like to tell you more about our projects. From 17:00 you are welcome to take a tour of Dijkspark, through the Aquaponics garden and by the many art installations. More information about exact times coming soon!
Festisvall Fünf's caravan toured Europe for three weeks. 15 Graphic Posters by 15 artists (Dutch, German and Icelandic) and 4 bands toured through Reykjavík, Leipzig and Berlin. Mediamatic is their last stop. Expect atmospheric sounds, 80's vibes, electronic beats and airy Icelandic voices.
Multi-instrumentalist Hörður Már Bjarnason's solo project.
Icy electronics featuring clarinet and bewitching voices.
21:45 Good Moon Deer
Spacey soundscapes featuring live percussion by Guðmundur Ingi Úlfarsson.
Red-bearded 80's lover, featuring dramatic vocals.
Oysters, fries and Bloody Marys by Frites et Mer by Meisjes Met Smaak.
Zwam Beer Ferment Oog Aroma Culture
Saturday September 12th - 15:30 - 24:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam
Dijkspark - Opening Weekend
This event is part of the Dijkspark - Opening Weekend. Three days of Zuur Vis Design Eat Bacterie Pis Bloem. Click through for the complete Vernissage program of Friday September 11th, and the Zuur markt and salon program of Sunday September 13th.