You will be welcomed by the Helium Choir. They will sing a piece of the composer Natalia Dominguez Rangel, conducted by Tristan Knelange. And there will be an Ala Bandera performance by Ed van Hinte and Margreet Sweerts. Ala Bandera or flag aerobics is the latest fitness trend. It's not only healthy but it looks beautiful.
Ed van Hinte and Margreet Sweerts introduce a new fitness range where waving is the new key word: Ala Bandera.
Rob Sweere's week of whiteness incorporates different projects that will make you float on water, air and even soundwaves.
Nienke is soap bubble expert. By making bubbles she wants to research the essence of temporality and lightness; to catch it and to make it visible. This will happen in her soap bubble laboratory.
Manon van Hoeckel
Week 4 of Lightness is about voluntary hunger. People fast for different reasons: religion, detox, weight loss, political activism, physics research or just curiosity. For one week Arne Hendriks will not eat. Manon works with Arne and invites you to join him.
The Higher Office challenges visitors to explore the current affairs that truly keep their minds occupied and visualize them in ex-votos (ex-voto: Latin for ‘From the vow made’). An ex-voto is traditionally a painting or object to endorse a vow or request to a divine entity.
The Junior Company is a collective of young dance talents of The National Ballet. New talents will make a dance choreography about Lightness for 1 day. It's an opportunity to peak behind the scenes of a true improv dance performance.
Ed van Hinte
With the Tarquino searcher, based on nano technology, it is possible to determine your most distinguished early royal ancestors. Tonight, Ed van Hinte will give a scientific introduction of the machine.
With the famous ballet La Sylphide as an inspiration, Martin Butler creates a program, which focuses on lightness in arts. Expect discussion, charming harp music and a Mid-summer night party in a fairy realm.
Daniela Bershan brings the Poffice to Mediamatic and Kroot Jurak will be part of it. Poffice is a loose and open group of workers: artists, theoreticians, practitioners, activists and business people that circulate through PAF - the Performing Arts Forum in France.
Sugar increases the amount of serotin in our brains. Serotin is better known as the happy hormone. So, if we’re able to make happiness, shouldn’t we eat more sugar? Cynthia will search for answers during her sweet tasting Lightness week.
Anja Groten, Ruben Pater en Selby Gildemacher
Expect hyperreal outrageous spectacles and diabolical amusement during the last week of Lightness. With a pretpark as an inspiration.
With projects with titles like 'Scapes', 'Blobs', 'Float', 'Airborn' or 'Manlifting kite', you can say that Cocky Eek is a real lightness artist. She will bring one of the blobs to our space for a very special performance.
Dirk will show us different examples of ludic protests.
Lightness is made possible by the Creative Industries Fund NL, the City of Amsterdam, the Mondriaan Fund, the VSBfund and the Prins Bernard Culture Fund.
Mediamatic, VOC-kade 10, Oostenburg Amsterdam. Pre-sale tickets are €6,- until 14:00 on the day of the event, then they go up to €8,- (includes a 9-week Club Mediamatic membership). Tickets don't include the lightness food.