Mediamatic 2020

Here you will find an overview of our highlights, go here to see the full overview of our 2020 program or click here to view who we worked with this year.

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Testing Serres Séparées at Mediamatic ETEN - Safer water side dining in Amsterdam Soon, we'll offer really nice plant-based dinner in our greenhouses on the Amsterdam water side of the Oosterdok. We are testing the setup now whilst waiting for permission to re-open our restaurant and art space. Of course, these chambres séparées are recommended only for people that are already living together. Photo was taken at Mediamatic ETEN in Biotoop Dijkspark during our testing on April 28, 2020. Reproduction permitted with credit: Willem Velthoven for Mediamatic Amsterdam. #corona… Willem Velthoven

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6 heads of Japanese Knotweed sprouts - These thick juicy heads of the young knotweed sprouts are great to cook with. Slightly astringent, freshly acidic like Sorrell. Pick them at the end of March, beginning of April in The Netherlands This plant is originally from Asia and is considered an exotic invader in the west. As such it is seen as a plague that is dangerous and damaging to local ecology and infrastructure. Reynoutria japonica or Fallopia japonica or Polygonum cuspidatum are the scientific names of the species. Japanse… Willem Velthoven

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Japanese Knotweed sprouting in the morning sun - A young sprout of knotweed in the peeping up in the grass in March. This plant is originally from Asia and is considered an exotic invader in the west. As such it is seen as a plague that is dangerous and damaging to local ecology and infrastructure. Reynoutria japonica or Fallopia japonica or Polygonum cuspidatum are the scientific names of the species. Japanse Duizenknopp is the dutch name. Willem Velthoven

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Little Red Riding Hood and the Smell of Fear - 'Met welke grote grote neus heb je oma?' 'Des te beter om je mee te ruiken, mijn beste.' Vanavond onderzoeken we de geuren in sprookjes. Vaak bedoeld om kinderen bang te maken, is een van de voornaamste geuren van het genre angst. We hebben onze sprekers uitgenodigd om zich in deze geur te verdiepen terwijl we andere manieren ontdekken waarop geuren een verhaal vertellen.  Kan geur de ervaring van een sprookje verbeteren? En wist je dat pretparken en bioscopen geuren gebruiken… Filippo Iannone

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The Smell of Rain - Frank introduces the theme of this edition of Odorama - The Smell of Rain. 

With: Frank Bloem
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The Smell of Rain - Guests experience the scent of synthetic Vanillin, sometimes used as a flavouring agent in foods, beverages, and pharmaceuticals. 

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At the Opening of Meta_Bolus - Guests experiencing the smell of geosmin propagated through the receptors and observing, through a magnifying glass, the bacteria in the bioreactor. This creates the second loop of the Meta_bolus, an open one where humans and bacteria interact and actively bridge the inter-species gap. 

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Lavender plant sign in Hortus Dijkspark - Filippo Iannone

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Extending the body with leaves and branches - Madeline Schwartzman

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Masuma and Biryani No. 1 - Masuma in the Mediamatic kitchen, making her first batch of vegan Biryani, Pakistani-style. Image courtesy of Fillipo Guiseppe Lannone.

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Growing Chewellery Compilation - Djara Van Hove

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Otoliet van een Steenbolk: een piepklein steentje, zorgvuldig uit de maag van een Zeekoet geprutst, geeft een goed inzicht in het Zeekoetdieet - Foto door Hilbran Verstraete Online gevonden op  https://www.naturetoday.com/intl/nl/nature-reports/message/?msg=17575

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Hortus Dijkspark -

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Chewing Gum Fabric Combination - Picture credits Djara Van Hove

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Whiting - Merlangius merlangus