New Year's Reception

Friday January 13th. 17:30

13 jan 2017

On lucky number Friday the 13th. we invite you for Mediamatic's New Year's Reception. Let's cheers to the new year and celebrate the opening of our Myco Brewery and Arjanne Bode's installation 'Als een Vis op het Droge'. There will be bubbles, home-made kefir batches, different types of myco test beers and something heart-warming.

Early birds are also welcome to attend the Biomimicry workshop.

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Beautifully lit Mediamatic Biotoop - Our location seen from Nemo, across the water. Anisa Xhomaqi


15:00 - 17:00 Workshop: Biomimicry
15:00 - 19:00 Exhibition: The art of Deception
17:30 - 20:30 Opening: Myco Brewery + Als een Vis op het Droge
17:30 - 20:30 Drinks

Biomimicry Workshop - Laura Stevens

Practice how you can be nature’s apprentice by resolving a design challenge with the help of nature. Together with Phd Candidate Laura Stevens (US) we’ll discuss different examples from the field and work together to design our own, nature-based solutions. No prior knowledge needed. Sign up via:


Resonating spaces - Through the study of the analogy between forms and patterns of sound and of nature, we are conducting experiments concerning a different mechanical way to stimulate matter. Through the study of models in nature, prototypes of integrative, self-assembling, self- organizing architectonic structures are created. A 3D- printer is hacked to host this system and extrude agar based or bio plastic structures as a bone system. The project originates in and will contribute to the field of architecture… GG-loop

Als een Vis op het Droge - Arjanne Bode

Arjanne Bode’s basin filled with tattooed by-catch is an investigation into a new European law that should encourage a more sustainable fishing industry. Arjanne Bode recently graduated at Art, Communication and Design (Fontys, Tilburg). Born and raised in Zeeland, a province in the south of the Netherlands with a vivid fishing culture, Arjanne developed a passion for the see and every creature living in it.


Als een vis op het droge - installation - Arjanne Bode's tattooed by-catch is an investigation into a new European law that should encourage a more sustaintable fishing industry.  The official opening of the installation took place on Friday the 13th of January, during our New Year's Reception of 2017, 17:30 - 20:30. Arjanne Bode

The Myco Brewery - Mediamatic

From beer, to waste, to mycelium to new biodegradable insulation panels.
The Myco Brewery explores the wonderful potential of growing our own insulation panels by using the bi-product of our beer-brewing process. The installation is located in our Clean Lab, a laboratory for experimenting with living things. All steps of the process are visible and you are invited to taste some of our Myco test beers.


Testing Beer Batches - The Myco Brewery is a permanent installation on the Bio Clean Lab, where we brew beer and use the spent grains of this process to develop new materials with. In the background you see the different chambers for: 1st. and 2nd fermenatation and the Myco Incubation chamber Anisa Xhomaqi, Ashley Scarborough, Linde van Beers

Water Kefir

Don't feel like bubbles? Our team at Mediamatic ETEN creates it's own water kefir! Now is your chance to taste out different fermented batches.


Water Kefir - Different Water Kefir experiments by our Fermentation team. Taste them for yourself at Mediamatic ETEN. Anisa Xhomaqi

New Years Reception + Opening
Friday January 13th
Mediamatic Biotoop,
Dijkspark 6, Amsterdam

All events are free of charge. You can sign up for the workshop by the above mentioned email adres.

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