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Festive Gentle Disco

Help us build new Pigeon Towers by dancing on Mycelium

9 Dec 2022

A batch of mycelium bricks has come in again... that means it's time for another ‘Gentle Disco’ to help press them! Join us for a festive holiday drink and come dance on the mycelium while listening to a good DJ set, and contribute to the building process of our pigeon towers.

The entrance is free. 

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Gentle Disco in the Sluisdeurenloods - A batch of mycelium bricks came in, so we organised another ‘Gentle Disco’ to press them. Visitors came to dance on the mycelium while listening to grooving music by DJ Huppeldepup , and contributed to the building process of our pigeon towers .  Photo credit: Caroline Aravicius Caroline Aravicius

Pigeon Towers

Every few weeks, a new pigeon tower emerges at the Mediamatic Biotoop. These structures are an ongoing experiment to build with living mycelium waste from oyster mushroom farms. The project investigates questions such as: Can we build structures to house feral pigeons? What is the best design to build a tower with mycelium? And how long does it take for the bricks to grow together? Through experimenting with different shapes, and building structures, we see how the material responds, and if we can build a comfy living space for our Amsterdam pigeons. 

Arne Hendriks

Arne Hendriks is guiding the pigeon tower project. He is an artist and researcher on human ecology, who explores the borders of specific cultural values that define our relationship with the planet. His projects include The Incredible Shrinking Man, that questions if it's possible to downsize the human species to better fit the earth and Fatberg, the building of an island made 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.

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The Gentle Disco is free, just pass by!

In case you have any questions, you can send an email to program@mediamatic.nl.