Perfumery Basics: Arabic Scent
Have you ever wondered about the magical world of fragrances and its role in the Arabic culture? The origins of perfume are in ancient Egypt where they were using fragrant oils in wellness, rituals...
Design your own Shroud
with Susanne Duivensteijn
Have you ever thought about what you want to be wearing when you die? In this workshop we will breathe new life into an old Dutch tradition. You will be guided in the process of making your own...
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art Busan is a Busan-based public art museum that focuses on contemporary art. As the name suggests, it aims to introduce a new trend in the arts, focusing on contemporary...
Mediamatic Biotoop Abhay Villa 22 Mar 2021
We are Growing Edible Flowers
15 meters from farm to plate
Mediamatic ETEN and the Aquaponics Farm together are aiding the growth of a project that started "rooting" its way into Mediamatic's collection a couple of years ago; and now with the arrival of this...
Chicken Coop Sauna
After Waew made her first prototype of a Sauna Cabin in Thailand, she used plastic and blue metal tubes. In December 2020, she came to the Netherlands to further continue her experiments. Although in...
Experimenting with making bioplastic
Designer of the Herbal Thai Sauna, Waew, is currently in the process of experimenting, she was able to make numerous different kinds of bioplastic, in an attempt to see if they would be able to...
Tofu, Bean curd or Ricepaper?
Thai Sauna Experiments
By now, we have already been able to get a taste of the experiments that Waew is currently involved in, to create a Thai Sauna dinner experience. Starting with the willow brand chicken coops, to the...
Thai Herbal Sauna vs Dutch Sauna
The Thai Herbal Sauna experience is very unique and contrasting to the Dutch experience. The Thai is focused more on personal relaxation and rejuvenation of the body, rather than the Dutch one, which...
Piss off! What did you just say?
When was the last time you swore? What did you say… shit? Piss? Cunt? There's a high chance it was a word relating to bodily fluids, and at Secretopia we have summarised the research that will...
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...
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 are 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
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 far?
Who proceded us, and who got inspired?
When the Serres Séparées went viral, restaurants from all over the world got inspired and took over the idea to serve a safe and cozy dinner in private greenhouses. We feel honoured to see that we've...
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
Office / Venue Manager
After graduating from art school (MA Photography), I went looking for a new interesting environment. I found it at Mediamatic, where there's always something interesting happing. With a background in...
Independent artist, scholar and co-founder of Sidestreets