Meet A Maker

Walk and talk with Arne Hendriks

7 Oct 2022

Are you in need of some artistic input or discussion partner on your project? On Friday, Arne will be building pigeon towers at Mediamatic and he is open for a creative consult! Come by to meet the artist behind the myco-assemblage project and discuss ideas while having a walk outside. 

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22-04-2022 - Arne Hendriks kijkt in zijn duiventoren - Duiventorens - Arne Hendriks De duiventorens zijn een doorlopend experiment om te bouwen met levend myceliumafval van oesterzwammenkwekerijen. Het project onderzoekt vragen als: Kunnen we structuren bouwen om wilde duiven te huisvesten? Wat is het beste ontwerp om een toren met mycelium te bouwen? En hoe lang duurt het voordat de stenen aan elkaar groeien? Door te experimenteren met verschillende vormen en bouwstructuren zien we hoe het materiaal reageert en of we een comfortabele leefruimte voor onze Amsterdamse duiven…

For Whom?

Do you want a fresh view on a project that you are working on within the field of human ecology? Are you stuck in an artistic research project and in need of some advice to keep you going? Or would you simply like to know more about the mycelium pigeon tower project that Arne is directing? Then schedule in a meeting with the artist that is always open to discuss radical new ideas and practices that re-define our relationship with the planet. 

During the session, you take a 30-minute walk with Arne while discussing your work, ideas, and challenges. You can expect an honest talk filled with (unwanted) advice and original ideas.

About the artist

Arne Hendriks is an artist and researcher on human ecology. He explores the borders of specific cultural values that define our relationship with the planet. His projects include The Incredible Shrinking Man that researches if it is possible to downsize the human species to better fit the earth and Fatberg, the building of an island of fat. As a regular Mediamatic collaborator, he directed several projects to draw attention to our (sometimes twisted) relation with the planet and its resources, like Kool Abundance, The Starvation Experiment, and the building of a holy pigeon tower out of recycled newspapers.


Artists/Students discount 7,50€ | Full price 10€
We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.

When purchasing a ticket, you can choose a time between 14:00 and 15:15

The consult takes place outside, please dress appropriately. 
Arne speaks Dutch and English. 
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