Research, updates and interviews for Inhuman Carnaval
We all know turtles and kangaroos - but what about the Lamprey?
A reinterpretation of Camille Saint-Saëns' The Carnival of the Animals
“We cannot describe the cries of admiring joy let loose by an enthusiastic public. In the immense oeuvre of Camille Saint-Saëns, The Carnival of the Animals is certainly one of his magnificent masterpieces. From the first note to the last it is an uninterrupted outpouring of a spirit of the…
From sewing to species: An interview with Inge Naaimachines
During Dutch Design Week we will be collaborating with various artists, makers and scientists. Inge Naaimachines is a creative business based in Eindhoven who will be providing the sewing machines to bring the Costume Lab at Inhuman Carnaval to life! We had a chat with Inge to find out more about…
We’re serious about mocking!
On the theory of carnival
Whether at the Rio Carnival in Brazil, the Mardi Gras in New Orleans or the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival - Carnival is celebrated all over the world. In fall 2021, Mediamatic will also join the tradition of turning the world upside down - and celebrate biodiversity in all its colors, skins and…
Rattle that lock
Looking at rats from a different point of view
Rats are everywhere and hard to get rid of. This is probably the main reason for them being unwanted in big cities - and at the same time the best reason to rethink your own perspective: rats are more similar to us humans than we might think.
Biodiversity Meets Fashion
Amsterdam Fashion Academy x Mediamatic
The city of Amsterdam, a metropolitan with the largest city population in the Netherlands, has always been a center for fashion, music festivals, and diversity. The city is characterized as “slightly rebellious, adventurous, opinionated, never afraid to make a statement and always individual.”…