Participatory performance with Irina Birger
Irina Birger will spend an entire evening having one-on-one conversations of approximately 15 minutes centred on death, in an especially created installation. You're welcome to share your stories, fears, and concerns, while she visualises these encounters, incorporating her own feelings and responses into the drawings. The result will be a collective diary based on the intuitive visualisation of verbalised 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.
Art work by Gwen van der Zwan
Having already inflated a number of intestines with helium, Gwen van der Zwan manufactured an 8by2-metre 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 characterised by an investigation into the raw form of fish. She preserves and reshapes their gills into sculptures that seduce the viewer through their shape, colour 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.
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.