Masterclass: Prototyping Bodies with Agi Haines

Saturday Feb. 6 10:00 - 18:00

Design the 'future' you in a masterclass with bio-artist Agi Haines (winner 2015 BAD award). Through biomedical and healthcare sciences we have stitched and stretched the body into formats with completely differing purposes. In this masterclass we’ll speculate on further possibilities for modifications and imagine bodily solutions to evolutionary and environmental problems.

Incl. Materials, coffee and tea.
Special discount for students (50%) and freelancers (30%)


Agi Haines creating a cast -

About the workshop

The full day program will start with idea generating exercises and inspirational materials regarding modification. After which we will start to design our own bodily solutions in a life casting course. You will learn how to quickly cast your own bodyparts with alginate and plaster and use these imprints to sculpt your modifications. By doing so you will gain insight in how to transform your speculative design to physical object.

How whom?

This workshop is suitable for everyone who in interested in the design of the human body. No prior knowledge of (bio-)design or casting necessary.


Thermal epidermiplasty - 'Transfigurations' depicts designs for potential body enhancements that have been surgically implemented to benefit the child. Each modification is put in place to solve a potential future problem for the baby, ranging from medical to environmental to social mobility issues. Agi Haines (UK)


Transfigurations by Agi Haines - Bibuccalplasty - Extension of the cheeks can be achieved through expansion clips, once the clips are embedded in the cheek wall the skin and muscle can be stretched over a period of three months allowing fast and efficient caffeine absorption for a child entering a high stress career. Agi Haines (UK)

Coming Up

Feb. 7 Zuursalon
Tastings and talks about the craft of distilling Eau de Vie. With: Henk Raaff, Geurt van Rennes and Jan-Martin Caminada

Feb. 11 Odorama // Do you smell blue?
About the wondrous world of synesthesia: the condition where you can see scents and hear smell. With: synesthesia expert Dr. Cretien van Campen, Dr. Laura Speed (Radboud Universiteit), choreographer Amy Toner and the scents of music-smell 'synesthica' Dana el Masri.
Tickets: Pre-sale ticket: €7,50 / Door ticket €10,00 / Students pay only €5,00

Mediamatic Biotoop,
Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam

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