Researching the cleanliness of ash
Ash, a byproduct of Mediamatic ETEN’s waste circulation, appears an appropriate conduit to tackle Mediamatic’s challenges. Caroline Jacob revisited the material through heirloom recipes and generated a natural and ecologically safe laundry detergent that reuses only ingredients found on-site.
From powder-like substance to foamy goodness
During the workshop you will learn about soap creation, using novel and archetypal techniques. Starting with a theoretical explanation of its process, the day continues with the acquirement of ash from Mediamatic's grounds, then the search for other suitable materials and consequently with the actual, hands-on making of soap. Get your hands dirty by becoming clean! At the end of the day you can take your self-made detergent home.
As an artist designer, Caroline Jacob's practice is oriented on material research and design emphasising the revaluation of waste materials. In parallel with a Sandberg’s master program- Materialisation in Art and Design- she is steering a material research based on what she has called remainders - the leftovers of everyday processes.
Workshop: How to wASH?
Monday 14 August, 16:00 - 18:30
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam
Tickets: Pre-sale 25,- | Student 17,50
The workshop is taking place in English.