Meet Zeger Reyers

Discuss your work, ideas and obstacles with the artist

21 Sep 2017

A new breed of artists is on the rise. They work with living matter, nature and have a strong emphasis in biology and life sciences. In this emerging field of Bio-Art and Design there’s need for extensive collaboration. Not only between the different disciplines involved, but also between generations. That's why we invited renowned installation artist Zeger Reyers to become a Mediamatic Fellow. This means that he will be a regular attendee of the Mediamatic Biotoop, with scheduled consults for you to attent to. Exchange your ideas and sign up for a one on one with Zeger Reyers.

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Zeger Reyers building his Hard Water installation - Zeger Reyers building hist installation Hard water. Much scaffolding was used to create the large structure of 1000 plates, soil, and grasses. Here, Reyers can be seen amongst the action, creating his work. Much scaffolding was used to create the large structure of 1000 plates, soil, and grasses. Here, Reyers can be seen amongst the action, creating his work. Liz Kunst

With: Zeger Reyers
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For Whom?

Are you stuck with your project? Close to finishing your finals at art academy? Do you need advice on how to work with organic matter? Or are you interested to learn what obstacles you encounter while producing living installations? The conversations with Zeger are meant for anyone who has a special interest in art and biology. But don't be surprised to end up in a conversation about distilling and old kopper kettles, because Zeger is also a passionate fermentor of liqueurs.

Exchange your ideas

During the consults you will sit down with Zeger Reyers to discuss you work, ideas and challenges. You can expect an honest talk filled with (unwanted) advice and original ideas. The conversations will take place in the Aquaponics Farm at the Biotoop. A green location for some thorough thought exchange.

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Zeger Reyers showing 'Paviljoen' - The work 'Paviljoen' by Zeger Reyers is both a response to the Braem Pavilion and its architect aesthetics, and a confrontation with biomorf architecture.

With: Zeger Reyers

Zeger Reyers

Zeger Reyers is a Dutch installation artist with a strong fascination for biological processes like eating and growing, budding, blossoming and dying. Using all sorts of living materials Zeger shows typical processes in different biotopes. He makes objects that are shaped by living materials, such as furniture and machines that are overgrown by mushrooms or chairs he sunk in the Oosterschelde that have been covered by mussels. And he is renowned for his rotating kitchen. Reyer's artworks provoke a new way of seeing these natural processes, by juxtaposing the human controllable versus natures uncontrollable.

Sign up

You can sign up for the monthly meetings with Zeger by sending your request to: workshops@mediamatic.net