Adorning the Internal

Biotalk: Thursday Oct. 27 20:30

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but aren't we all squishy and messy on the inside? Artists Mandy den Elzen and Isaac Monté use unusual materials like animal intestins, fish eyes and discarded meat to create works that relates to the notion of beauty, preservation and perception. By borrowing techniques from the leather and organ-transplant industry they are able to conserve and show the inner life of living things.

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Come early and also join us for the opening of The Art of Deception.


Salmon Gil - This beautiful part of the salmon will be preserved by artist Mandy den Elzen. Mandy den Elzen

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.


No.18 Heart of the Beast - A hair growing heart From a collection of 21 transformed hearts created for The Art Of Deception project by Isaac Monté and Toby Kiers. Hanneke Wetzer


Meat Project - Using discarded meat from our supermarkets to create new materials Isaac Monté

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 [[ Mediamatic ETEN.]]

Biotalk: Adorning the Internal
27 October 20:30
Free entrance
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam

Coming Up

3 Nov. - Odorama: It's Pheromones! | 5 Nov. - Museumnacht | 11 Nov. - Zuursalon

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