Mediamatic in 2017

Scroll down for a quick overview of our highlights, go here to see the full overview our our 2017 program or click here to view who we worked with this year.

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Smell Transplant - Olfactory artist Klara Ravat investigates with you how human interaction changes after you have swapped body odours with another person. By doing this, she hopes to get an insight in how big of a part your unique smell is of your identity. If you were to suddenly smell like someone else, would you still really be you? Would people still behave the same way towards you? Next to this experiment Klara gives a general introduction about the distilling of smells in Mediamatic's Aroma Lab. Anisa Xhomaqi, Klara Ravat

With: Klara Ravat
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Cut the Crap met Conny at Mediamatic - The installation Fashion Machine is presented at Mediamatic in spring/summer 2017, a space invading installation of knitted flags made from fleece strips. Elise Jansen

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Workshop Scent of Amsterdam in the Aroma Lab - Olfactory artist and experimental filmmaker Klara Ravat presents the workshop The Scent of Amsterdam: Distilling Odors of an Urban Landscape. Over the course of 5 hours participants collectively explored the neighbourhood of Mediamatic Biotoop, visited aromatic urban spaces and learned how to distill a scented memory of Amsterdam. Anisa Xhomaqi

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Tempeh Ware Dishes - Edible Tempeh Tableware prototypes of Puy lentils and Rhizopus Oligosporus fungus. Developed by Mediamatic Clean Lab team and created by Willem Velthoven, Corinne Mulder and Iris van Hulst. Anisa Xhomaqi, Willem Velthoven, Corinne Mulder, Iris van Hulst

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Spectrum Crops installation - Artist Diana Scherer researches the impact of colour on plant development in her new Spectrum Crops project initiated at Mediamatic. Chiara Barraco

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Neo-Futurist Dinner: Me and Chef Watson - If it was up to Chef Watson your dining experience would be completely algorithmically established. Ingredients and preparation alike: the steps would be based on computer logic. But when human Margriet Craens follows the recipes with a intuitive attitude, a true clash between algorithmic reasoning and human seasoning is brought about. At this first Neo-Futurist Dinner the confrontation between computer app and man-made cuisine is served on your plate. Anisa Xhomaqi, Margriet Craens

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Als een vis op het droge - installation - Arjanne Bode's tattooed by-catch is an investigation into a new European law that should encourage a more sustaintable fishing industry.  The official opening of the installation took place on Friday the 13th of January, during our New Year's Reception of 2017, 17:30 - 20:30. Arjanne Bode

With: Arjanne Bode
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(ir) Relevant Matter audience - Biotalk about using discarded ash to make soap, breathing life into lichen and growing sculptures from crystals. With: Karolina Ferenc, Caroline Jacob and Margherita Pauline Soldati Anisa Xhomaqi

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FAMA: Kids - The installation Fashion Machine is presented at Mediamatic in spring/summer 2017, a space invading installation of knitted flags made from fleece strips. Chiara Barraco, Conny Groenewegen

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How to wASH - Designer Caroline Jacob reveals the properties of the remainder by creating a site-specific laundry detergent at Mediamatic - an entirely natural and environmentally safe laundry detergent that has no smell. Come and join us to learn how to make your own laundry detergent. Cooking tools, old rags and household remedies might be involved as much as hygiene preoccupation reconsidered! Anisa Xhomaqi, Caroline Jacob