Overview of artists that have been a resident at Mediamatic.
Here we share stories and insights from the Mediamatic bio-art community about our current research projects, workshops and events. Have a look to find out what keeps our network busy, and connect...
Margherita Soldati - A human microplastography
Penny for your thoughts
How do microplastic particles alter the human landscape by travelling through it? An abstract raised-relief 3dimensional map showing the traces and impact microplastic has on the human scape
Exhibition: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Ruchama Noorda
Tumulus Venushill6Nov 20216Nov 2021
Tumulus is an enclosed garden installation that functions as a natural ruin, compost heap, soil sculpture, seedbed, earthwork, dyeing source, and dunghill. Over the course of several seasons from...
Bebe Melkor-Kadior is a pluridisciplinary performance artist and pro-choice afro feminist author. From fire breathing to sword swallowing and adult films performances, she works with her body as to...
beffen: verb, to lick pussy
Going down on, eating pussy, carpet munching, muff diving, cunnilingus; these are some of the ways we refer to the act of female oral sex. But something seems to be missing from our sexual vocabulary.
Laura van Zuylen
Laura van Zuylen (1988) has been working as a film journalist for, among others, De Filmkrant for almost fifteen years. Her pieces have a feminist slant and she is specifically interested in gender.
This Pussy Has Claws
Vagina Dentata Myths of Empowerment and Horror
Who would have thought that apart from lips, vaginas and mouths share even more? Vagina dentata, Latin for toothed vagina, bears the idea that a vagina with teeth or claws can devour a man. She can...
Artist and scientist
Sam Nemeth (Rotterdam, 1962) is a filmmaker, journalist, designer, and scientist who conducts research in the field of tangible interfaces: a tangible alternative to the mouse, keyboard, and computer...
Julia Schmitz (1993) is a filmmaker with a great fascination for the process of imaging and the construction of stories. In her associative films, she often explores complex subjects, such as sexual...
Lizette van Hecke
An original generalist from the metropolis of Rotterdam with a deep love for words and threads. She likes to play with expectations and loves strong stories. Experienced in multi-platform projects...
Gian van Grunsven
Journalist and maker
Gian has been conducting artistic-journalistic research into sexuality in all its facets for seven years. This previously resulted in the successful show ' SEXIETY' in collaboration with Gehring&...
Clarissa Smith is Professor in Media at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. Her research has focused on sexual media and representations and she is particularly interested in the ways in which...
Art historian and curator
Bert Sliggers was curator of Teylers Museum for much of his life and thus responsible for a large number of exhibitions and accompanying books. As guest curator he is now associated with the Museum...
Amber Rahantoknam, also known as AMBIGOU, is a multi-disciplinary maker mixing text and image through illustration and poetry.
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark Frank Bloem, Lydia Schouten, Olga Middendorp, Nelke Mast, PISSWIFE
Let's dive into the relationship between smell and female empowerment. BEFtival curator Olga Middendorp and multi-disciplinary artist Nelke Mast wonder why vagina smell is still a taboo. Performance...
Annika Hagen or 'Kaatje' (b. 1997) is an artist who is based everywhere and nowhere. She wants her art to caress you, shock you, make you shiver or do all that at the same time. The College of Arts...
Lana Prins explores, questions and visualizes topics such as love, lust, gender and the female body through her photography.
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Dijkspark
The act of licking pussy is still surrounded by shame and red ears, but not everywhere! Partly influenced by social media, society seems to become more predatory, but at the same time, female...
Guest Chef Mediamatic ETEN
Elmer Kesseler is joining Mediamatic ETEN as a guest chef in summer 2021.
Dutch Pavilion Venice Willem Velthoven
Work, Body Leisure26May 201825Nov 2018
Designed by Raphael Coutin and Marina Otero Verzier the Dutch pavilion formed a maze of interlaced spaces and concepts the human condition in society. Willem Velthoven reports.
Participants of "Seafoam"
What ingredients will our aphrodisiac involve?
When asked the question “What is love?”, staffs of Mediamatic gave answers that ranged wildly across dimensions: care; respect; connection; mutual trust; sharing; warmth; shared loneliness; happiness...
Sewers, Technology and the Senses
With the sewage network, our poo and pee disappeared from our sensory perception - just as the technology that made this possible. Inside walls and underneath the surface, this vast infrastructure co
Chicken Coop Sauna
After Waew made her first prototype of a Sauna Cabin in Thailand, she used plastic and blue metal tubes. In December 2020, she came to the Netherlands to further continue her experiments. Although in...