Mediamatic 2016

So far (summer 2016) we collaborated with 100 national and international artists, designers and scientist and 63 interns to organise 19 workshops, 30 presentations and 4 new exhibitions.

Scroll down for a quick overview of our highlights, go here to see the full overview our our 2016 program or click here to view who we worked with this year.

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Odorama 4 Amy Toner's choreography, expressing the relation between dance and scents, 2 februari 2016 - expressing the relation between dance and scents, 2 februari 2016 Odorama february 11. Whether derived from nature, or chemically constructed, odourant molecules have the ability to profoundly effect our behaviour, emotions and associations. At Odorama we’ll actively engage with our senses and explore everything that reaches and effects the nose. We will consider olfactory history and design that is experimental and challenging. And introduce you to the fragrance as a work of art in itself. Margherita Soldati

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06-02-2016 Masterclass Prototyping Bodies - Agi Haines - Agi Haines (UK) uses the human body as everyday material in order to question our morbid curiosity for the viscera of life. By focusing on the design of this body she aims to push the boundaries on what is accepted within our society. Agi finished her Master degree at the Royal College of Arts and is currently studying for her PhD within interdisciplinary research group CogNovo. Last year she won the 2015 BAD award with her project ‘Drones with Desires’ (together with Marcel de Jeu and Jos van…

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Henk Raaff talks about distillery Lubberhuizen & Raaff at Zuursalon: Eau de Vie. - Mediamatic Foundation

With: Henk Raaff
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Kimchi Workshop - Kimchi is een Koreaans gerecht met gefermenteerde groente, zoals kool en radijs, en smaakmakers zoals chilipepers, gember en lente-ui. Kimchi is diep geworteld in de Koreaanse cultuur en is veel meer dan gewoon een gerecht. Tijdens de workshop van June Park leer je traditionele Kimchi maken volgens het geheime recept van haar grootmoeder. Kimchi is a Korean dish made of fermented vegetables, like cabbage and radish, and seasoning such as chili, ginger and spring onion. Kimchi is deeply rooted… Margherita Soldati

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Deconstructing Systems: A Car -

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19-03-2016 Melksalon - Sietske Klooster and her farmers - Local farmers of Amsterdam. During 'de Melksalon' an event presented Sietske Klooster, guest could taste the raw unprocessed milk. It was a monthly serie where Sietske presents Amsterdam's dairy culture. The project was made by working together with farmers, dairy-experts, restaurateurs, artists and synestheet. We explored the new relation Amsterdam has with dairy. Lisanne Groenewoud

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Meet the Myco Insulation Brewery team! - Brendan, Claudia, Ramon, Isa and Hugo line up in front of the Clean Lab, where all of their team activities take place. Lisanne Groenewoud

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Opening Restaurant Mediamatic ETEN - Mediamatic is now the proud owner of a waterside restaurant and bar: Mediamatic ETEN. We try to use as little animal products as possible and bake our vegan pizza's in the homebuilt Wood-Fired Clay Oven. The herbs come from our own Aquaponics System (a durable food production system) and off course you will find a lot of fermented products on the menu. Including our own homebrewed myco beer. Lisanne Groenewoud

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25-11-2016 Workshop 'Geheim waterleven ontdekken en tekenen' - Discovering waterlife with de Boekmanschool - Day II Workshop 'Geheim waterleven ontdekken en tekenen': learning about micro-organisms and creating your own work of art by analysing micro-organisms (7/8th grade). Lisanne Groenewoud

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Our team pouring the samples at Rein Beer Fest - The Reinheitsgebot, or German Beer Purity Law, is one of the oldest food regulation laws still in function today. It limits the ingredients in beer in Germany to only water, hops and barley. The law came into existence in order to regulate prices and resources, but was later also used as a German beer marketing tool. On Saturday April 23rd 2016, the Reinheitsgebot existed for exactly 500 years, so we thought it time for a review, and the two-day Rein Beer Fest was born. How does this German… Lisanne Groenewoud

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11-09-2015 Rederij Lampedusa - arriving at Mediamatic - In the harbour next to the terrace of Mediamatic ETEN, the two ships from Shipping Company Lampedusa are docked. The respective boats are former refugees ships used by people to cross the Mediterranean Sea. Although the Municipality of Amsterdam allows no more than fifteen people on the largest ship according to its safely regulations, 282 refugees fled on it from North Africa to Lampedusa. Not only has the boat a refugee history, the crew itself largely made up of refugees, and along with… Teun Castelein

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18-09-2015 Hard Water by Zeger Reyers - In an ultimate combination of man and nature (or perhaps man versus nature), Zeger Reyers has created an enormous living art installation that climbs down from the exterior second floor level of the Mediamatic Biotoop building in Dijkspark into the Mediamatic Restaurant. Hard Water was constructed using over 1000 ceramic plates, soil and different species of grass, including Gaura and Crocosmia. These grasses are long and thin and produce bright-colored flowers at the tips in the Summer months. Zeger Reyers, Brigitte Hillenaar

With: Zeger Reyers
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17-09-2015 Form Follows Organism - Art, design and science, what happens when these fascinating fields merge and crossover? At Biotalk we question the social, cultural and technical implications of such developments and invite professionals of all kinds to talk about their practice in these fields. What opportunities could they offer to artists, designers, architects, scientists, farmers or chefs? This monthly lecture series started in back April 2013, with key speakers from the world of bio-art, science and design. In the… Margherita Soldati

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Miserable Machines: Soot-o-Mat - 2016 Spela Petric's work mercilessly electrocutes live mussels in order to make a vase. Špela Petrič (SI)

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Kunstformen der Natur - Mediamatic's Kunstformen der Natur exhibition about the pop-science illustrations of Ernst Haeckel and Adolf Glitch was installed in Nijmegen. The Radboud University's Hospital provides an amazing context and backdrop for the work. Willem Velthoven