Alice Herón is both artist and chef. She currently works at schuurmanoomkensgrasotti, a restaurant in Amsterdam. In her work she combines food and art with a focus on the way nature is used and consumed. Inspired by growing elements, like plants and fungi, she explores the interaction between design and taste.
To find out more about Alice's work, click here.
Margherita, resident artist at Mediamatic, explores the relationship between objects and substances in our bodies and senses. She focuses specifically on how this relationship impacts human behaviour. In a society very much focused on the visual, she wants to get people to "see" with their other senses. Her research therefore concentrates on people rather than things, resulting in intimate, personal and interactive work.
Krisztina Czika researches different cosmetic materials and their social, environmental and political role in society. She tries to find new applications for existing materials. in her work she has explored the recycling of cosmetic wax, and the qualities of human hair.
To find out more about Krisztina's work, click here.
Rens Pörtzgen is the consulting chef for The Beauty Dinner. He is a chef at restaurant Café de Groen in Arnhem. His dishes are made with much care and attention for both taste and aesthetics. In order to maintain the quality of his dishes, he makes sure the ingredients he uses are as local as possible.
Neo Futurist Dinners
For the Neo Futurist Dinner series, Mediamatic will invite a number of artists and chefs to present their vision regarding the food of the future. The dinners allow us to question the way in which food, art, science and politics intertwine.
Neo Futurist Dinner 11 - The Beauty Dinner
Doors open at 19:00, dinner starts at 19:30
Adress: Mediamatic, Dijksgracht 6, 1019 BS Amsterdam
Eight course menu: Full price €49,- | Discount €29,-* (including €1, - administration costs)
Tickets: Wednesday 27 | Thursday 28 | Friday 29 | Saturday 30
Surcharge for alcoholic beverage pairing: € 20,-
*We offer a discount to students and artists. To qualify, please provide us with your kvk nr/portfolio or student card. For questions send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Neo Futurist Dinners are vegan. If you have questions or want to inform us about allergies, send an e-mail to email@example.com. This dinner is not recommended for people with a nut allergy.
Special thanks to artist Zsofia Kollar, the designer of the mirrors used throughout the entire dinner experience. Zsofia presents materials in different and unexpected perspectives. She quests to understand the relationship between objects and their contexts. She researches the blurry line between fiction and the realms of our reality. The mirror located in the waiting room questions our view on beauty by distorting the reflection of the viewer.
With extra special thanks to Yanqi Huang and Sofia Donaque.