Growing In & Out with Artist Minji Choi
Plant, Something that (Doesn’t) Love a Wall
Born in Seoul, South Korea and based in Eindhoven, Netherlands, Minji Choi has a transboundary persona. As an artist, she devotes herself to reexamining ‘belonging’ and ‘nativeness'. In her body of...
Shrinking Sustainability (draft)
Tofu, Bean curd or Rice paper? (draft)
Steaming Wellness (draft)
Comparison of Dutch Sauna experience with the Thai Herbal Sauna
The Thai Herbal Sauna experience is very unique and contrasting to the Dutch experience. The Thai traditional experience is focused more on personal relaxation and rejuvenation of the body, rather...
Tip of the Nose
On Smell and Language
“Wow, it smells wonderful!” I exclaim as we enter the neighborhood bakery. “It smells, it smells so… nutty.” Hmm, that’s not quite the word that I wanted to say, I think to myself. Ever since...
Food Wellness (draft)
Following the process of Waew's efforts to create a Thai Sauna experience
Take a deep breath in and hold it for a moment. Breath out. Feel the steam on your skin. Imagine being able to relax and take a moment for yourself, knowing that you will enjoy a delicious meal...
Stories of Coca
Controversies in Usage from South-America to Western Europe
It is one of the most consumed drugs worldwide. Yet, when considering that it is forbidden in the Netherlands, it is difficult to picture how "cocaine is the most seized drug" here ( Sawbridge 2019...
Redolent of the Past
Smell, Memory and Affect
The viscerality and embodiedness of olfactory experience is unrivaled by other senses. We introduce to you the role of smell in the formation and recall of memories and its affective powers in our...
Art Curator and critic
Working internationally from Barcelona, Spain.
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop
Messages from the Myco-Assemblage11Dec 2020
This Friday afternoon, Arne and Dominik will discuss their attempt to build structures with living mycelium waste. What have they learned? What are the challenges? And what stories have emerged so...
Who Got Inspired?
Restaurants that adopted the Serres Séparées concept
A few restaurants over the world that were inspired by the idea to serve food in a greenhouse. Some examples look close to the greenhouses that we have at Mediamatic, while others made some serious...
Marketing the 'Other'
'Foreign' as a Selling point
This blogpost attempts to situate our approach to various cuisines within a broader political context of migration and diversity. How do perceptions of ‘foriegn’ food mirror political discourses...
How national is food culture?
A case study of regional food practices in Turkey
We often distinguish food cultures by assigning them a national name. However, national territories are rarely homogenous and, many times, various food cultures exist within the same country. This...
Here you will find an overview of our highlights, go here to see the full overview of our 2020 program or who we worked with this year . 2020 was an interesting year. The sudden, and first ever