Befdiner10nov 202112nov 2021
Cuisine and sex share a common ground rule: you don’t know if you like it, till you’ve tried it!
Mediamatic Biotoop Sadbh O'Donnell
Smelling under the water?
Under the Harbour workshop development with Mariko Hori
Mariko Hori is a visual artist with a flair for triggering the imagination and creating new experiences. She has done this so far through her work with Freestyle Kintsugi, a workshop inviting...
Giancarlo is a communications consultant with 20 years of experience in design, marketing, and project management. His work focusses on art direction, multimedia production and content curating. As a...
Cultural entrepreneur, Artist & Writer
Victor Engbers was born in 1970 in the south of the Netherlands and studied law before he became a journalist. Only at 40 did he decided to become an artist. His work is about changing perspectives
We’re serious about mocking!
On the theory of carnival
Whether at the Rio Carnival in Brazil, the Mardi Gras in New Orleans or the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival - Carnival is celebrated all over the world. In fall 2021, Mediamatic will also join the...
Presentation: Mediamatic Biotoop Frank Bloem
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Amsterdam Fashion Academy
Fashion Business and Design; Founded in 2013
is a boutique fashion academy. Within the academy, students can obtain their university awarded fashion bachelor's degree with honors programs. Their educational vision focuses on students who do not...
Mediamatic Biotoop Alessandra Avanzi
Ancient Egypt and the culture of perfume.
The use of smelly components in Egyptian daily life: Kyphi, incense and other perfume.
Incense was considered the “Fragrance of the Gods” in Ancient Egypt. Making incense meant in a mysterious way creating the body of the gods and communicating with them. Do you know that the...
Hello! My name is Marguerite, I’m 22 and I come from Brest, France. After finishing my Bachelor’s in History and Political Science in Paris, I have completed my masters in European Studies at the...
Mediamatic Biotoop Abhay Villa 5 aug 2021
Is it an alien? Is it a sex toy? No, it's Sopropo!
procuring, growing and cooking this intriguing fruit
You may have come across Sopropo on your travels, at a Surinamese/Asian restaurant or maybe even at home. Read on and learn about our journey procuring, growing and cooking this intriguing fruit...
Neofuturist Dinner Assistant
My name is Jeanne and I will be working on the Neofuturist Dinner Program at Mediamatic. Initially trained as a designer at La Cambre in Brussels, I developed a more artistic approach at the Royal...
Perfumery Basics: Arabic Scent
Have you ever wondered about the magical world of fragrances and its role in the Arabic culture? The origins of perfume are in ancient Egypt where they were using fragrant oils in wellness, rituals...
Design your own Shroud
with Susanne Duivensteijn
Have you ever thought about what you want to be wearing when you die? In this workshop we will breathe new life into an old Dutch tradition. You will be guided in the process of making your own...
Museum of Contemporary Art
The Museum of Contemporary Art Busan is a Busan-based public art museum that focuses on contemporary art. As the name suggests, it aims to introduce a new trend in the arts, focusing on contemporary...
Mediamatic Biotoop Abhay Villa 22 mrt 2021
We are Growing Edible Flowers
15 meters from farm to plate
Mediamatic ETEN and the Aquaponics Farm together are aiding the growth of a project that started "rooting" its way into Mediamatic's collection a couple of years ago; and now with the arrival of this...
Chicken Coop Sauna
After Waew made her first prototype of a Sauna Cabin in Thailand, she used plastic and blue metal tubes. In December 2020, she came to the Netherlands to further continue her experiments. Although in...
Experimenting with making bioplastic
Designer of the Herbal Thai Sauna, Waew, is currently in the process of experimenting, she was able to make numerous different kinds of bioplastic, in an attempt to see if they would be able to...
Tofu, Bean curd or Ricepaper?
Thai Sauna Experiments
By now, we have already been able to get a taste of the experiments that Waew is currently involved in, to create a Thai Sauna dinner experience. Starting with the willow brand chicken coops, to the...
Thai Herbal Sauna vs Dutch Sauna
The Thai Herbal Sauna experience is very unique and contrasting to the Dutch experience. The Thai is focused more on personal relaxation and rejuvenation of the body, rather than the Dutch one, which...
Piss off! What did you just say?
When was the last time you swore? What did you say… shit? Piss? Cunt? There's a high chance it was a word relating to bodily fluids, and at Secretopia we have summarised the research that will...
Tip of the Nose
On Smell and Language
“Wow, it smells wonderful!” I exclaim as we enter the neighborhood bakery. “It smells, it smells so… nutty.” Hmm, that’s not quite the word that I wanted to say, I think to myself. Ever since...
Following the process of Waew's efforts to create a Thai Sauna experience
Take a deep breath in and hold it for a moment. Breath out. Feel the steam on your skin. Imagine being able to relax and take a moment for yourself, knowing that you will enjoy a delicious meal...
Stories of Coca
Controversies in Usage from South-America to Western Europe
It is one of the most consumed drugs worldwide. Yet, when considering that it is forbidden in the Netherlands, it is difficult to picture how "cocaine is the most seized drug" here ( Sawbridge 2019...
Redolent of the Past
Smell, Memory and Affect
The viscerality and embodiedness of olfactory experience are unrivaled by other senses. We introduce to you the role of smell in the formation and recall of memories and its affective powers in our...