Karolina Ferenc will create a beetroot drink with your donated tears. You can decide to drink it immediatley or take it home with you. By making a drink out of your tears, Karolina creates a way for crying not to be 'useless' or 'embarrassing', but to be useful and tasty!
Maurice Mikkers will crystalise your tears to then photograph them using a microscope. He visualizes the stories of individual tears through photography. See the beautiful crystalline formation of your tears and how they differ from others.
How to cry?
Two separate spaces will give you the opportunity to either let your emotions flow or harvest your tears more mechanically. In one room you can watch videos, listen to music and recollect moments of sadness and joy. In another, there will be onions to chop and special crying sticks
This event precedes an evening of talks by crying expert prof. Ad Vingerhoets, artist/designer Karolina Ferenc, designer Yi-Fei Chen and photographer Maurice Mikkers in which we will critically reflect on crying, how it is perceived and what purpose it plays. Check out the main event here.
Crying out Loud: Tear Donation
Wednesday 11 October 19:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam