Jellyfish, one of the oldest living organism in the world, has existed in the world for at least 500 million years. However, we still know so little about them! This blog is a compilation of the extensive research that we has done around the potential of jellyfish. We will express our fascination in these mysterious creatures and look for the way that we can engage with them creatively, whether in the scene of gastronomy, art, or beyond.
Phase one: Experimenting with Jellyfish
How do you start a project with jellyfish? By experimenting on them. We were lucky to receive a number of jellyfish from the fisherman who usually supplied Mediamatic ETEN with oysters, and the next logical step was to start putting them in various substances to see what would happen. We were able…
Jellyfish in the Culinary Scene
The earliest practice of eating jellyfish dates back to 300 CE in China. It has been considered a delicacy in some Asian countries and used in medical treatment. The most common edible jellyfish in China is in the Rhizostomae order. They are usually processed with salt and alum in a 20-40 days…
Making a Jellyfish Appetizer
Last week, we tried out making our first jellyfish appetizer using an adaption from the Chinese recipes. We used cucumber, coriander, crispy seaweed flakes, a bit of red pepper and the processed jellyfish stripes from the Chinese supermarket. And guess what? Our whole team loved it!
Haeckel in glass
Mediamatic is not the only one paying homage to Ernst Haeckel's Kunsformen der Natur - The Dutch National Glass Museum have turned his work into "A Sea of Glass"
Picturing nature with a 100-year gap
Desmonema Annasethe discovered by Ernst Haeckel and the likes of it in modern maritime photography