Mandy den Elzen
Artist Mandy van Elzen's recent study lies in the morphology of fishes and the preservation of their organs. Their otoliths for instance accrete layers of calcium carbonate and gelatinous matrix witch varies with the growth of the fish – often less growth in winter and more in summer. By counting the rings, it is possible to determine the age of the fish in years. Mandy will share her research into the intestins of animals and her preservation techniques
Isaac Monté (BE) and Toby Kiers (US)
Humans use deception to achieve perfection in society, art and science. Reacting to this through art, Isaac Monté and Toby Kiers have taken discarded pig hearts and transformed them into elegant vessels for new life. By using a process called decellularization their are able to generate 'ghost organs' that function as a black canvas for designers. This installation: The Art of Deception is currently on show at Mediamatic.
Drinks and Opening
Come early and join us for drinks at the opening event of the exhibition Art of Deception.
The opening will take from 17:30 - 20:00 at Mediamatic's Sluisdeurenloods. During the event it is possible to order something to eat (vegan) at [[http://eten.mediamatic.nl Mediamatic ETEN.]]
Biotalk: Adorning the Internal
27 October 20:30
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam