Space for a final goodbye

(un)conventional rite

All forms of life are given a place at Mediamatic. Death is inherently linked with the cycle of life. Just as nature provides room for death, so do we. We offer the opportunity to bid your deceased farewell one last time at our unique location.

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Presentatie opstelling in Sluisdeurenloods - The Canal Lock Gate Warehouse is a space for rent. More information on our for rent page Julia ter Maten

As a funeral location, we like to think along with you and the undertaker about a proper goodbye. To make this farewell as beautiful and safe as possible, we provide the creative spirit of Mediamatic. As an art institute, we offer space for a special and fitting farewell.

A funeral by moonlight? Arriving by boat? Life-sized projections? Almost everything is possible.

Our venue the 'Sluisdeurenloods' (floodgates warehouse) is very suitable as a location for a memorable ceremony. The warehouse was built in the end of the 19th century and is recently renovated by Mediamatic. The robust wooden building has a serene and timeless character.

Mediamatic is easily accessible. We are located close to Amsterdam Central Station. Tram 26 and the Piet Heijn parking garage are just a three-minute walk away from our venue. Since we are beautifully situated at the waterside, it is possible to voyage via the canals to various resting places.

We have a broad selection of plant based catering available. We also offer the option of a personalized menu.

According to the current guidelines, we allow a maximum of 30 people.

Questions or information mail@mediamatic.nl
Specifications of the space

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11-02-2016 Odorama 4 Amy Toner's choreography, - Amy Toner is a choreographer that teaches children to dance according scents, so to say smell-movement synesthesia. She will tell us about her practice but she will also invite us to try for ourselves. We will get a sneak preview of her upcoming performance. Prepare to learning to dance with your nose. Willem Velthoven

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Susanne Duijvestein voor 'susanne bij afscheid' -

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Performance by Rodrigo Sobarzo ''mUseao de Agua'' - Tia Török

With: Arad Inbar
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Side streetview at the Sluisdeurenloods -

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Presentation in the Sluisdeurenloods - Mediamatic's Sluisdeurenloods is fully equipped to host presentations for up to 100 people in a theater setup. For standing receptions and (music) performances the maximum capacity is 150 people. Anisa Xhomaqi

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Consultation about squirting - Femmes Fontaines giving guidance, answering questions and sharing their experiences with visitors in an intimate space inside the booths, during Museumnight 2017. Anisa Xhomaqi

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Bodies of Change installation - Mushrooms growing on the mycelium shroud. Part of the Bodies of Change installation in the Paddestoelen Paradijs exhibition. Govert de Jong

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Mediamatic in zesentwintig steekwoorden op de Sluisdeurenloods - Aqua Fungi Vis Play Taste Grow Lab Plant Think Vers Poep Vegan Look Doen Feel Smell Eat Piss Drink Bio Art Idee Learn Fram Cycle Leef Tia Török

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Open Sluisdeurenloods during Haeckel-exposition -

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30-01-2009 Ghanese coffin - Ik R.I.P. - The teddy bear coffin is placed with the other Ghanaian coffins. To be seen in the Ik R.I.P. exhibition at Mediamatic. January 2009 - April 2009. Mediamatic encourages you to think about death. Besides organizing your funeral, applying for life insurance and drawing up a will, it is necessary to think about what you leave behind in the online world. What happens to your online profile after you die? I R.I.P. is the third exhibition in a series on self-representation on the Internet. The… Alice Bodanzky

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Presentation in the Sluisdeurenloods (waterlock gate) - The 19th century Sluisdeurenloods provides the perfect location for a variety of events. It's speciousness makes the wooden structure suitable for both workshop, presentations and conferences.

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Uitvaart met Rederij Belle - Na jaren als schipper met hun eigen klippers gezeild te hebben, waren Alfred Vellekoop en Sacha Emmerik toe aan een nieuwe uitdaging. Ze kochten een salonbootje, de ‘Mina Mitzi’. Deze salonboot kon wel een restauratie gebruiken en Alfred en Sacha hadden duidelijk voor ogen hoe dit moest gebeuren. De ‘Mina Mitzi’ werd gerestaureerd en heette voortaan ‘Belle van Zuylen’. Met de restauratie van deze salonboot was de oprichting van ‘Rederij Belle’ in 1999 een feit. In de jaren daarna werden…

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The Refurbished Barn or Sluisdeurenloods - The barn sits at the water's edge opposite the Marine Terrein.

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Museumnacht - People looking at hearts of The Art of Deception (by designer Isaac Montee and evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers) during Museum night. Anisa Xhomaqi

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Consultatie bureau - Femmes Fontaines giving guidance, answering questions and sharing their experiences with visitors in an intimate space inside the booths, during Museumnight 2017. Anisa Xhomaqi

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SELF, Human Soap, Schuldfabriek by Julian Hetzel - Ben and Martin Photography