During Museum Nacht 2011, we collected the bacterial and fungal imprints of our visitors on petri-dishes and made it into a collaborative installation. We let our visitor's bacteria grow, but lately it's been sitting around waiting patiently for its day in the spotlight, and now its time has come! We will take the bacteria from the petri-dishes and put it on some fresh agar to grow strong for each match. The first worthy opponent to step into the ring will be Marco Roling, whose bio-sample we collected during Museum Nacht.
Marco's bacteria will be put into the stadium today to battle it out against the slime mold, which is known for its intelligence and extremely cunning tricks. Everything will be documented on a time-lapse camera for some handy play-by-play action.
The fight will last for one week, at which point the winner will be revealed. If Marco's bacteria beats the slime mold, he will be treated to complimentary beers at the Mediamatic Bank.
If we have your bacteria sample, but you didn't get an email about participating in the mold fight, then please email Margarita to join the fight.
This installation is part of the Paddestoelen Paradijs exhibition. Read more about the Mold Fight installation here.
Paddestoelen Paradijs is open daily from 13.00 - 19.00 and from 13.00 - 18.00 on the weekends. Single admission is €2.50 and €5.00 for a one month membership. The membership gives you unlimited access to the exhibition for one month and a discount for the Ignite Amsterdam and salon events.