"I steal DNA from strangers"
Heather Dewey-Hagborg creates portraits from discarded DNA.
Picasso once said that “ bad artists copy, good artists steal ”. It appears that New York artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg has taken this literally. Her project "Stranger Visions," fashions...
Workshop: Mediamatic Biotoop
Meet Mandy den Elzen4Mar 2020
Mandy den Elzen is an artist represented by Mediamatic. She will be a regular attendee of the Mediamatic Biotoop with scheduled consults for you to attend. Exchange your ideas and sign up for a one
Black Market Pudding by John O'Shea
Artist John O’Shea is responsible for the “Black Market Pudding” project. This piece documents the process and final result of a sausage he made by harvesting the blood from a living pig, bypassing...
Workshop: Mediamatic Biotoop
Composing Fragrance10Nov 2019
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of scent composing. Artist and perfumer Frank Bloem will introduce you to the world of perfume making. At the end of the workshop you will have theoretical...
Sending bugs to BGB Nijhof
The procedure for sending samples to BGB Nijhof is as follows: Take a pest-infested leaf sample and place it in a clean Petri dish. If there is no Petri dish in the aquaponics greenhouse, get one...
Information about Water Kefir
Here you can find some basic information about Water Kefir. There are also many PDF documents attached, as well as presentations for Workshops.
Mediamatic Eten Marie-Claire Springham
Let's change the way we look at body odour.
Love poet Pablo Neruda described how “better than any word, is the pulse of your scent.” When polishing and perfuming ourselves for a first date, are we missing a trick?
Gob in the Machine
Spit and Posthumanism
I’ve spoken about spit and discovered art in which it is the primary material. It has been used as a motif and even as a cleaning fluid to restore historical works ( check out how Moma uses it to...
Organization: Marie-Claire Springham
The London-based Anglo Japanese duo comprising o Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta describe themselves as “an interdisciplinary art and design studio collaborating with science and technology to...
Fishfarmer & aquatic systems ecologist
dribble, slobber, sputum, drool...
A weapon, a balm and a data bank, when used respectfully saliva brings us passion and healing.
The Taste of Elder
Together with Brouwerij Oedipus and artist Zeger Reyers , we follow the seasons with the elder tree. We brew four different seasonal beers with local ingredients from this everyday shrub in...
The Urine Brick
Building the future
What is the link between pissing and building? The connection expands past port-a-loos. It's bricks. The answer is bricks.
Are you prepared for the Halloween?
This post is about our FIRST impressions of raw tempeh, organic shapes and a crumb of Halloween spirit. After this silent break, we have decided to separate our update into two different posts. We...
Workshops Art Olfaction Amsterdam
During Art Olfaction Amsterdam, we host a series of olfactory hands-on workshops. Join us for an intensive perfumery class, or learn how to make hand-made soap from Scratch.
DNA by Marc Quinn
When the National Portrait Gallery commissioned British contemporary artist Marc Quinn to create a portrait of Sir John Sulston, a Nobel Laureate for sequencing the human genome, Quinn gave them a...
Peck As You Go by Raphael Kim
With the world becoming more globalized with the help of the internet, businesses and payments become more intangible and digital. Such as so, payment systems are pressured to keep up with the rapid...
Open Sourcing Smell Culture
Open Sourcing Smell Culture is a year-long collaborative program between the Institute for Art and Olfaction and Mediamatic that explores alternative attribution and sharing strategies for the...
Residency: Scent and Protest
During a residency with Art Olfaction Amsterdam at Mediamatic, Cohene will explore formulas for neutralizers for scent-based crowd control methods such as 'The Skunk’.
Every Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday between 14.00 and 16.00, you are very welcome to step by our Open Aroma Lab. Smell our selection of aroma-molecules, learn about working with scent as a...
The IAO team curates weekly explorations into the outer reaches of scent culture. From social games to technology workshops, anything goes in the playhouse. Expect eclecticism, experimentation and...
The Chair That Bleeds
The Red Series 001 Breath Chair by Hyun-Gi Kim
We consider chairs to be one of those everyday inanimate furnitures that fills the room. And like many inanimate objects, they’re often taken for granted because chairs are always being made. But...
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
One of our partners during ArtOlfaction Amsterdam is IFF . IFF is an innovator of sensorial experiences that move the world. For over 129 years they've been practicing the art of discovery