Aquatic harvesting

Revolutionising energy, fashion and food

In this edition of Biotalk the arts and sciences will provide us with a platform to consider aquatic life in the framework of alternative harvesting. How can we work with aquatic life and the natural cycle of life and death in a sustainable way? What role could algae play in clean-energy harvesting and the biobased industry? Can washed-up jellyfish be repurposed to make a durable material? We invite sound and visual artist Sabina Ahn, designer Charlotte van Alem and researcher Dr. Ben van den Broek to explore these questions and more. 

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Sonomatter column - Sabina Ahn

With: Sabina Ahn


Sabina Ahn - Visual and Sound Artist

Performs with Sonomatter, a sound installation in which the bioelectrical signal of microorganisms, including algae, is transformed to sound. 


Sabina Ahn - Visual and Sound Artist 

The performance is followed by a talk about Sonomatter. 

Charlotte van Alem - Art and Design Research  

Inspired by the growing number of dead jellyfish in the Baltic Sea, her project sets out to explore the possibility of creating sustainable material from jellyfish.  

Ben van den Broek - Wageningen Food and Biobased Research  

On microalgae and the biorefinery thereof. He will discuss why algae are a compelling source for a biobased economy. 

Aquatic harvesting: Revolutionising energy, food and fashion 
Thursday April 13, 20:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Students €5,- / Pre-sale €7,50 / Regular €10,-
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Preceding the event you can eat and drink at Mediamatic ETEN.

Image credits:
#1 Sonomatter - Sabina Ahn #2 Jellyfish shoe prototype - Charlotte van Alem and Lisel Swart 

Coming up:
25 Mar. - Workshop: Aquaponics | 19 Apr. - Odorama: Icons of Smell Science | 28 Apr. Workshop: Tempeh

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First jellyfish shoe prototype - By Charlotte van Alem and Liesel Swart