Are all lives equal?

Live Performance by Spela Petric. Sat. 16 July 10:00 - 22:00

Soot-o-mat, by Špela Petric (SI), can be seen as an ‘unsuccessful’ hybrid between the technological and biological. The installation, currently on show at Mediamatic, questions the notion of equality between living organisms by using mussels as a means for creating decorative patterns. Coming Saturday you will have the chance to meet the artist and see the installation in action. Over the course of 12 hours Špela will create two new graph-lampshades by dissecting and electro-stimulating mussels within the miserable machine.

Walk-in between 10:00 - 22:00 at Mediamatic's Haeckel Room.
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Miserable Machines: Soot-o-mat - Misserable machine using mussels to create vases Using mussels to create vases - an overview of the system that you can now see in the Mediamatic Eten Restaurant Špela Petrič (SI)


Miserable Machines: Soot-o-Mat - Spela Petric's work mercilessly electrocutes live mussels in order to make a vase. Špela Petrič (SI)

Go here to see a video of the work.

During the event your are also invited to take part in the performative exhibition: Deconstructing Systems: a Car by Olivier Oosterbaan and Victor Engbers. You will find their slow dissection of a Fiat Panda in Mediamatic's Sluisldeurenloods. Facebook

Both events are freely accesible.
During the day you can grab a bite at Mediamatic ETEN.

Are all lives equal? - Live Performance of Soot-o-mat by Špela Petric
Saturday July 16th. 10:00 - 22:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam

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