Haeckel Bits and Pieces
Ernst Haeckel is an inspiration to us. In the past, Mediamatic already expressed the admiration with programs around Haeckel as an evolutionary biologist as well as gifted draughtsman and painter. You can read about him here. The visualisations around Haeckel’s work connect scientific research with artistic expression. This mindset is what triggers the “Haeckel-Project” in bringing together all kinds of institutions within the Oosterdok region.
Haeckel’s iconic illustrations serve as symbols for Expeditie Oosterdok’s mission to raise cultural and scientific collaboration and to push the significance of the Oosterdok-area in Amsterdam.
As we love to enjoy the full diversity and complexity of Haeckel’s oeuvre, it is also sometimes hard to take in all the details at the same time. We therefore extracted some Haeckel bits and pieces, so the eye can enjoy the pleasure of each item without any disturbance.
As the weeks will progress, you will also find Haeckel traces around our neighbourhood. So, keep an eye out for the following…
You can download a selection of Haeckel bits by clicking on the pictures.