Emma van der Leest
'Form follows organism: the biological computer' is a project by Emma van der Leest and a continuation of her fascination of biodesign and the shifting role of the (product) designer. By discovering materials and processes, that nature has designed but has not patented, we can search for new grown materials that are completely compostable and minimize the usage of hazardous resources that can cause huge damage to our ecosystem. Emma co-created with a yellow intelligent slime mould, to find out if she can use an organism to create smart patterns and designs, based on the biological algorithm.
Naja Ryde Ankarfeldt
Working between art and science Naja Ryde Ankarfeldt creates aesthetic tactile experiences. The installation 'Tale of the non-human' gives the audience the opportunity to touch and examine an exhibited living microorganism grown from bacteria and yeast. This is a strong polymer material with a funny consistency and a potential alternative to plastic. The 'microbial skin grower' is designed as a machine holding a living organism, creating a
microbial cellulose structure that is very similar to our own skin.
Doors open and food: 19.00
Start talks: 20.30
Tickets: €8,50 (€3,50 for members)
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam