Presentation:

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Museum Night Amsterdam 2019

2 Nov 2019
3 Nov 2019

Will your death sound like the music of Einaudi, or more like Hazes? On November 2nd at Mediamatic come and interactively explore your identity and expression in relation to death. From abstract death portraits to death masks, from beauty to love, from guts to gills: this year our Museumnacht will revolve around Death.

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The growing collection of Masks as a result of our Beauty Salon - Anisa Xhomaqi

Death one-on-one

Participatory performance with Irina Birger

Irina Birger will spend an entire evening having one-on-one conversations of approximately 15 minutes centered on death, in an especially created installation. You're welcome to share your stories, fears, and concerns, while she visualizes these encounters, incorporating her own feelings and responses into the drawings. The result will be a collective diary based on the intuitive visualization of verbalized reflections. Each drawing will become an individual psychological portrait of sorts of every participant.

Participants will have the opportunity to purchase the portrait after the performance.

Finally Free

Artwork by Gwen van der Zwan

Having already inflated a number of intestines with helium, Gwen van der Zwan manufactured an 8by2-meter zeppelin from slaughterhouse waste. Finally Free is about the posthumous freedom of the 350 pigs that served to make the zeppelin (with a sprinkling of irony).

The Morphology of Fish

Installation by Mandy den Elzen

Mandy's work is characterized by an investigation into the raw form of fish. She preserves and reshapes their gills into sculptures that seduce the viewer through their shape, color, and texture. The Morphology of Fish will open during Museum Night and will exhibit 20 sculptures of fish from Mediamatic's surrounding waters.

Death Beauty Salon

Workshop with Krisztina Czika and Margherita Soldati

Lie back and let artists Krisztina and Margherita make your death mask. Our Hall of Faces will eventually be filled with the death masks.

Design your own Shroud

Workshop with Susanne Duijvestein

It used to be Dutch tradition to make your own shroud, wear it on your wedding night, and put it away until you died. This workshop will enable you to work on designing your shroud.

Coffin Selfie

What would it be like to lie in your own coffin? Normally, once it happens it will be too late to know. Come and try it out in our coffin photo booth and have a picture taken.

Diadromí

Light installation by Heleen Blanken

Diadromí represents different stages and interactions of the natural world, based on an ecosystem. A scheme that is characterized by its control by both internal and external factors. In a chain of five small greenhouses, different components of the earth's system and their mutual dependency becomes visible.

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Beauty Mask at the Death Salon - A participant facing their own mask during the workshop with Krisztina Czika and Margherita Soldati Anisa Xhomaqi

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Visitors enjoying their face treatment in our Beauty Salon -

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Beauty Mask at the Death Salon - Participants lie back and let artists Krisztina and Margherita make their death mask. Anisa Xhomaqi

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Two assistants closing the Coffin for 10 seconds to create the perfect Coffin Selfie -

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Susanne Duijvestein interviewed by At5 during Museumnacht on creating dialogue around Death - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Coffin Selfie - AT5 jurnalist broadcasting from the Selfie Coffin Anisa Xhomaqi

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Coffin Selfie - Participants coming back from the Coffin Selfie Anisa Xhomaqi

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Visitors going through the different fabrics they can use fir their Shroud -

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Design your own Shroud - A special shroud designed by the participants Anisa Xhomaqi

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Museumnacht visitor creating a pattern with flower petals on fabric during the Design your own Shroud workshop -

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Design your own Shroud - Participants showing the shroud they designed to Susanne Duijvestein Anisa Xhomaqi

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Visitors wandering through the different elements of the installation Finally Free -

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Finally Free - Gwen van der Zwan next to her artwork: an 8by2-metre zeppelin made of slaughterhouse waste. Anisa Xhomaqi

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Irina Birger during her participatory performance Death one-on-one - © Museumnacht Amsterdam

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Death one-on-one - Irina Birger having a one-on-one conversation on death Anisa Xhomaqi

With: Irina Birger
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In between stage captured of the Death one-on-one performance where Irina Birger draws the conversation about Death between herself and a visitor - © Museumnacht Amsterdam

With: Irina Birger
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Mandy explaining visitors about her research on local fish and her artist practice - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Map of Museumnacht 2019 - Ninke van Wiggen

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Beauty Mask at the Death Beauty Salon -