Spectrum Crops - Findings in Color 17:00-18:00
Through photosynthesis sunlight gets transferred into energy for plants, so what would happen if you change the colour of this light? It was found out at the installation of Spectrum Crops by artist Diana Scherer's research into the impact of different colours on the growth of plants, opening at Midsummer Night.
Raising Doubts 17:00-18:00
This evening showcased the re-opening of artists Jasmin Moeller's and Masha Ru's Raising Doubts. In the interactive art installation, you can find thirty questions which you answer by planting flowerseeds in our flowerbeds. This way your answers will grow out to become part of a lush infographic.
Fashion Machine 20:00 - 01:00
Mediamatic presented the official kick-off of Fashion Machine by designer Conny Groenewegen, a critical art installation on textile and recycling. During the summer, the piece is created in the workshop Cut the Crap met Conny, in which an unimaginable amount of fleece sweaters is knitted into enormous fleece flags by a huge team of volunteers, transforming the Mediamatic building into an expressive coloured landmark.
With 'plastic soup' cocktails, a short Q&A with Aynouk Tan and Conny Groenewegen and DJ Cano and Thijs van Geloven.
The Great Sperm Race 21:30 - 23:30
The documentary The Great Sperm Race is filmed from the point of view of a sperm cell that is trying to fertilise a female egg cell. In the movie, director Julian Jones had people wear white clothes to act like sperm, resulting in hilarious imagery. As special treat, after the screening Wester van Gaal from MOTHERBOARD was supposed to interview Julian himself, unfortunately Julian Jones had a emergency so was unable to attend.
As a side programme, artist Joost Nieuwenburg created cocktails for every event! Inspired by the other artists works, he made original recipes for a special artistic alcoholic beverage.
June 23, 17:00-01:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam