Japanese knotweed stems are sturdy yet flexible, and hold potential for a variety of usages. Join Virgile in his glass house workshop by the water, to learn the tricks and techniques he has developed through his extensive hands-on research with Japanese Knotweed and become a Japanese knotweed crafts-person yourself.
Virgile Durando is a product/material designer and researcher from France. He is our current artist in residency, presently working on collecting and developing knowledge regarding the re-interpretation of invasive species. At Mediamatic he focuses on the Japanese knotweed. In his practice he aims to understand this plant, subsequently assembling a list of tools and techniques to turn this contested species into a malleable, fascinating and multi-purposeful material.
Tickets | €8*
*including a Doe-boek (How-to Book) of Japanese Knotweed created by the artist
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