Considered the first comprehensive exploration of the history of scent, the book Aroma. The cultural history of smell opens with the sentence: ‘Smell is a social phenomenon, invested with particular...
A Dutch-style cleaning frenzy?
What has cleanliness got to do with anything?
Floor plan, Standard Set Up, Optional Set Ups, Furniture Inventory and Technical Inventory
The Clean Lab at Mediamatic is a sterile laboratory workspace that facilitates the growing requirements of designers and artists who want to expand their work into biological fabrication. It is a...
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Het Eten van Mensen1mei 20194mei 2019
Voor de ontwikkeling van dit vijfgangendiner vroegen we kunstenaars Gwen van der Zwan, Krisztina Czika en chef Bryce Steba om het eten van lichaamseigen stoffen als uitgangspunt te nemen. Er rijzen...
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Let's change the way we look at body odour.
Love poet Pablo Neruda described how “better than any word, is the pulse of your scent.” When polishing and perfuming ourselves for a first date, are we missing a trick?
Organisatie: Marie-Claire Springham
The London-based Anglo Japanese duo comprising o Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta describe themselves as “an interdisciplinary art and design studio collaborating with science and technology to...
Residency: Scent and Protest
Tijdens een residency bij Art Olfaction Amsterdam in Mediamatic, bestudeert Cohene recepten die op geur gebaseerde methodes voor crowd control, zoals ‘The Skunk’, kunnen neutraliseren.
Modern Day Vampires
Consumption of blood whether it is human blood or animal blood in our modern culture has been associated to vampirism. In the past decade, our pop culture was fascinated by the fantastical stories of...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop
Crying Out Loud!11okt 2017
Crying is often associated with weakness and is seen as useless. Yet it is a healthy behaviour both biologically and in its important social role. Through showcasing the works of the different...
The Psychology of Smell: RESULTS
Findings of Prof. Dr. E.P. Köster
Results of the experiment on the memory of incidentally learned odours presented in two artistic vessels at the beginning of the Odorama talk May 12th, 2016.
Artist Talk19jun 2016
Zondag 19 juni op het Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen de finissage van The Prophecy of Bees met Artist Talk.
Architecture of Crisis
Mr.Takeshita and Dr. Oike on water purification technologies and biomimicry
Can we change the paradigm in which the toilet is ‘wet’ and the cleaning is ‘dry’? In many areas on Earth people cannot reach drinkable water. At the same time the Western World is still using the...
There is a reason your favourite store smells like it does
Ever left a supermarket with a loaf of bread you didn't need? Because it smelled so great you just had to get a fresh baguette? It is a sign of a magical sales tool: sensory marketing.
Sniff out your true partner
Love is a reaction, and smells are really just floating chemicals. Knowing this, it makes sense to build a dating agency around the idea that scent is a larger factor in attraction than physicality.
Kunstfort Vijfhuizen 21 mrt 2016
The Prophecy of Bees3apr 201619jun 2016
De bijensterfte wordt in de tentoonstelling aangewend als metafoor voor de kwetsbaarheid van de natuur en de manier waarop kunstenaars de relatie tussen mens en dier herdefiniëren.
What makes urine a turn on?
Talking about golden showers with Mistress Kalyss Mercury
Water sports are still a taboo. You don't find many people who are willing to discuss the subject. Kalyss Mercury is an exception. Professional dominatrix for years and kink research pioneer, she...
The toilet is the origin of our sexuality
A Piss Manifest by Mischa Badasyan
A typology of public toilet visitors? It exists. It is the work of the Berlin-based artist Mischa Badasyan. For two years he observed and classified users of public toilets in different countries.
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Pissing in Perfect Cursive
Lou Buche's Pee-Project
What may have started as a “seriously drunk” act on a snowy Amsterdam night turned into something much more rousing. For artist Lou Buche, a quick piss stop on the trek home from a drunken night led...
Psychological Scientist with a background in food-related perception and choice.
Machine Wilderness2nov 2015
Explore emerging hybrid ecologies where nature, technology and art intertwine.