Pavèl van Houten
Artist Pavèl van Houten sees value in non valuable things. Like dust for instance. Dust can be seen as a physical reminder of everything that has ever happened at a specific location. In order to honour the hidden potential of this worthless substance, Pavel decided to highlight the local dusts of Amsterdam in his installation Stofpluizen. After careful browsing and collecting the dust was sent to a laboratory and examined for its composition. The results can be seen from 17 - 24 October at Mediamatic ETEN.
Xandra van der Eijk
Xandra van der Eijk investigates natural processes and elements, where the concept of time is a recurring theme. For her current project she studied extreme environments in Iceland and France. With a specific interest in the coloring proporties of living matter. She is now developing an installation featuring color changing microbes.
Since January 1, 2016, Dutch fishermen are forced to bring all catch - by-catch included - to shore, in stead of trowing it back into sea. This European law should encourage a more sustaintable and selectie fishing industry, but is counterproductive. If they don’t innovate in the fishing techniques, huge amounts of young, undersized fish will be brought to shore dead, without a financial valuable market. This doesn’t only effect the ecosysteem, but also the fishery industry itself, that puts his own future at stage.
‘Als een vis op het droge' is a collection and representation of Arjanne Bode’s investigation into this law. In the installation and video, different contradictions within this topic are discussed.
Biotalk: Collectors and Gatherers
Thursday 17 November, 20:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijspark 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Students €5,- / Pre-sale €7,50 / Door €10,-
Part of the We Are Public Selection.
Please note: this event is given in English.