Mediamatic 2021

Here you will find an overview of our highlights, go here to see the full overview of our 2021 program or here for who we worked with this year.

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Haeckel in Augmented Reality - With the Haeckel Hunt app you can scan the biological illustrations on your phone to discover the organisms and collect them all!  Àmber van de Ven

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Second course of the lunch in the Serres - Reopening Serres Séparées For the re-opening of Mediamatic ETEN and the Serres Séparées we've teamed up with vegan chef Elmer Kesseler. He provides a rich plant-based lunch and dinner, composed with seasonal produce, self foraged herbs, and fresh picked edible flowers from our Aquaponic greenhouse.  Sjoerd Houben

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Chef Elmer cooking in the kitchen of Mediamatic - Reopening Serres Séparées For the re-opening of Mediamatic ETEN and the Serres Séparées we've teamed up with vegan chef Elmer Kesseler. For the first weekends he surprises our guests with a plant-based lunch and dinner, composed with seasonal produce, self foraged herbs, and fresh picked edible flowers from our Aquaponic greenhouse.  Sjoerd Houben

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Bon. in the Aroma Lab - Jessica Cohen

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Mushroom! - Mushroom growing on the pigeon tower

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Playing the Twijfel Zaaien game with others - Reopening of Twijfel Zaaien/Casting Doubt 2021 In April 2021 was the reopening of the exhibition Twijfel Zaaien/Casting Doubt. 

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Cis-3-Hexanol - 1% – Synthetic – top Anne Lakeman

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Susanne and Arne discussing life cycles - Sadhbh O'Donnell

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Water kefir grains - Photo 2021 by  Ben Hopley  for Mediamatic Ben Hopley

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Rakan is interested in using mycelium as a building material - Particpant Meet a Maker Rakan is an architecture student who wanted to meet Arne because he is interested in using mycelium as a building material. He sees the mycelium project as impactful as it can be a sustainable building material for the future. During the meet-up Arne and Rakan discussed possible architectural structures for the towers, and from now on he will probably pass by more often to help build!  Ben Hopley

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Pomegranate water kefir - Photo 2021 by  Ben Hopley  for Mediamatic Ben Hopley

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Participants at Cut/Paste Cacti - Participants selecting cacti to graft at Cut/Paste Cacti workshop Photo 2021 by Anisa Xhomaqi for Mediamatic Anisa Xhomaqi

With: Martijn Baas
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Dipping the Elderflowers in! - We gently place the Elderflower heads just under the water surface, leaving the stalks out as they have a bitter taste when left in to ferment. Elise Chalcraft

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Our Elderflower tree - Picking the biggest Elderflower heads as possible to make champagne Elise Chalcraft

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David Kerssen's Machine No.2 - Helicopter seeds floating onto the machine. Aakash Nair

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Mediamatic Greenhouse - Bitter gourd, grown in-house

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Visitors at MoCA Busan during the Sustainable Museum exhibition - Courtesy of Museum of Contemporary Art Busan. Photograph by Studio Jeongbiso. © 2021 Museum of Contemporary Art Busan. MoCa Busan

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Karela Fruit and Flower - Abhay Villa

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Uitvaartondernemer Susanne Duijvestein wikkelt proefmodel Klaartje Dullemond in een wade - Beeld Dingena Mol Lees hier het artikel ‘Kijk, net een burrito’: de lijkwade is in opkomst als duurzaam alternatief voor de doodskist, in het Parool van 2 augustus 2021 door Elleke van Duin.

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Deelnemers Linh Nguyen en Iva Manduric - Beeld Dingena Mol Lees hier het artikel ‘Kijk, net een burrito’: de lijkwade is in opkomst als duurzaam alternatief voor de doodskist, in het Parool van 2 augustus 2021 door Elleke van Duin.

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Carefully counting the amount of drops - Iines Råmark

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Choosing different scents during the workshop - Through the workshop several scents will be given to introduce you to the world of perfumery and where you will get the chance to explore the scent and chose your favorites. Iines Råmark

With: Linh Nguyen
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Serving from a distance - Anisa Xhomaqi

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Begroeid aluminium test-plaatje - Marjolijn Boterenbrood

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Scoby for making kombucha - Photo 2021 by  Ben Hopley  for Mediamatic Nadine Schütz

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Arne Hendriks Checking on one of the Pigeon Towers - Nadine Schütz

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Workshop Aquaponics -

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Explaining the consequences behind different scent choices - Behind every perfume there is a fascinating story and memories linked. During the Perfumery Basics workshop, perfumer Nour Akoum will guide you into the right balance and the selection of raw materials to reach your focus. Suzana Orsolic

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Kids carefully listening to how a fragrance is composed - Nour explaining how to compose a perfume in a fun and easy way that kids like and understand.

With: Nour Akoum
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Smelling yarrow - Iines Råmark

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Grafting cacti - Grafting cacti takes precision and a sharp knife. Photo 2021 by Anisa Xhomaqi for Mediamatic Anisa Xhomaqi

With: Martijn Baas
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Niels giving carpenting tips - Taken during Self-design Enzo Mari Furniture by Niels Albers. Photo 2021 by Anisa Xhomaqi for Mediamatic Anisa Xhomaqi

With: Niels Albers
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Participant measuring wooden planks for an Enzo Mari design - Taken during Self-design Enzo Mari Furniture by Niels Albers. Photo 2021 by Anisa Xhomaqi for Mediamatic Anisa Xhomaqi

With: Niels Albers
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Participant at Cut/Paste Cacti - Participant peeking through a hole in a cactus grafted by Martijn Baas Photo 2021 by Anisa Xhomaqi for Mediamatic Anisa Xhomaqi

With: Martijn Baas
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First Collection of Voddenmannen - Affordable design items remodelled from discarded textiles

With: Rens de Waal
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Picking chamomile - One of the most well known medicinal plants in Europe. We use the flowers to make a calming infusion that might help with anxiety and coughing. Also it's being used with skin inflammations. At Mediamatic we also have it in the "Casting Doubt" project.   Photo 2021 by Suzanna Orsolic for Mediamatic - Foraging for mental health workshop with Lynn Shore . Suzana Orsolic

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Scent Script of Maurice Maarssen - Participant of the Open Aroma Lab Maurice's perfume composition inspired by woody and smokey notes. Scent description: Smokey Mossy Woody Join us at our weekly   Open Aroma Lab   and create your own fragrance!

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Foraging for mental health participants exploring yarrow - Iines Råmark

With: Lynn Shore
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Serres Séparées at Dubai Design Week 2021 - Photo by Nabeela Huda

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Serres Séparées at Dubai Design Week 2021 - Photo by Nabeela Huda

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Serres Séparees nominated for Dutch Design Awards - Category Habitat "Good timing, fast acting: the ingenuity of Mediamatic shines out with this project. With Serres Séparées they have responded in an accessible way to a complex topicality, with a focus on what  is  possible, not what isn’t. The transparent cell placed within a public space is a solid concept, with a highly symbolic value for this covid-era. The design itself could have been stronger, but the implementation and knowledge sharing have served as a guide that led to a great deal of international…

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Suzanne and Ruchama during the different stages of firing - Anne Lakeman

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Dancing on the mycelium dance floor -

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People dancing on the mycelium dance floor -

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Robin Habbé's presentation at the 43rd edition of Odorama on Happiness - Sadhbh O'Donnell

With: Robin Habbé
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Suzana at reopening of Casting Doubt - In April 2021 was the reopening of the exhibition Twijfel Zaaien/Casting Doubt. 

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Candied Hortus Dijkspark flowers and plants - Suzana Orsolic

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Connecting food colour and taste - Suzana Orsolic

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Nour Akoum explaining different aromas - Suzana Orsolic

With: Nour Akoum
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Aroma Lab team - (Alessandra, Frank, Niklaus, Nour) + Jan Group picture of the Aroma Lab team with our Fragrance Raw materials supplier "De Hekserij" co-owner Jan.

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Workshop in full swing! - Taken during Self-design Enzo Mari Furniture by Niels Albers. Photo 2021 by Anisa Xhomaqi for Mediamatic Anisa Xhomaqi

With: Niels Albers
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A grafted cactus creation - Martijn Baas showing an example of what a grated cactus can look like during his Cut/Paste Cacti workshop. Photo 2021 by Anisa Xhomaqi for Mediamatic Anisa Xhomaqi

With: Martijn Baas
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The Scent Script of Susanne Koevoets - Participant of the Open Aroma Lab Susanne's perfume composition inspired by a "Smokey Vegan leather". Scent description: Smokey Spicy Leather Join us at our weekly Open Aroma Lab and create your own fragrance!

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Participants tasting nettle seeds - Iines Råmark

With: Lynn Shore
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Freshly harvested fruits from the mycelium blocks - Sjoerd Houben

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Ethyl Maltol, the smell of cotton candy - Sadhbh O'Donnell

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Smelling ritz cracker - Sadhbh O'Donnell

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Reflecting on Casting Doubt with a drink - Reopening of Twijfel Zaaien/Casting Doubt 2021 In April 2021 was the reopening of the exhibition Twijfel Zaaien/Casting Doubt. 

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Tumulus at night with flowering woad - Ruchama Noorda

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Third course of the lunch in the Serres - Reopening Serres Séparées For the re opening of Mediamatic ETEN and the Serres Séparées we've teamed up with vegan chef Elmer Kesseler. He provides a rich plant-based lunch and dinner, composed with seasonal produce, self foraged herbs, and fresh picked edible flowers from our Aquaponic greenhouse.  Sjoerd Houben

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Fresh cilantro and oyster mushrooms on our wood oven pizza - Lovely slightly spicy pizza and rather un-Italian composition of Pomodoro, roasted sweet red pepper, red onion, cumin seeds, and cilantro. Julia van der Veen

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The clay oven heating up for pizza and bread - Julia van der Veen

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Abhay preparing soil in the Aquaponics - Spring gardening preparations 2021 In Spring 2021 the growth of new outdoorplants was supported by the warm temperatures of the Aquaponics. Our Aquaponics team worked on the preparation and care of the seedlings.

With: Abhay Villa
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Rockwool with upcoming seedlings - New growth at the Aquaponics Rockwool is an useful for it's ability to retain small amounts of water for an excess about of time. In Spring 2021 the growth of new outdoorplants was supported by the warm temperatures of the Aquaponics.

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Preparations for the reopening of Casting Doubt - Soil delivery in May 2021 In Spring 2021 was the reopening of the exhibition Twijfel Zaaien/Casting Doubt. New soil was added to the growbeds and new seeds got the chance to grow. 

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Growing seedlings in Casting Doubt - New growth at the reopening of Twijfel Zaaien/Casting Doubt In April 2021 was the reopening of the exhibition Twijfel Zaaien/Casting Doubt.  New soil was added to the growbeds and new seeds got the chance to grow.

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Hidden treasures when you peek inside of the tower -

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Banner Stimuleringsfonds, Mondriaanfonds en AFK - AFK Stimuleringsfonds Mondriaanfonds

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Pigeon tower with roof - Ben Hopley

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Arne looking at the progress of the pigeon tower -

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Arne Hendriks looking at the progress of the pigeon tower -

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Ethyl Maltol - Je bent bekender met de geur van dit flesje dan je denkt. Denk: roze, suikerig, wolkje, geluk, kermis, smelten, stout... Anne Lakeman

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Oud (Firbest) - 1% – Synthetic – base Anne Lakeman