Proposal by: Angela Kerr
Forests of Remembrance
Project Proposal: Could the dearly departed save the planet?
As human beings, we honour our dead with rites, tombs and vigils, statues and cenotaphs, processions, pyres and rituals. Our instinct to respectfully bid farewell cuts across cultures, place and time.
Proposal by: Emily Bates
Human Hair Tapestry
Project Proposal: A collective document, and trauma portrait
Hair has played a complex and diverse role within humankind’s cultural history, both symbolically and materially, being utilised within rituals and as memorial or portrait across many communities...
Proposal by: Ginevra Petrozzi
Requiem for my mother's Data
Project Proposal: Ritual for performing grief in the digital age
How do we experience the loss of our Data? How can we say goodbye to loved ones' stream of media, and devices that they leave behind? How we one disentangle ourselves from our data when we die? To...
Proposal by: Guy Vincent
Project Proposal: Organic waste fermentation art experiment
Nothing Wasted is a compost installation that receives organic waste from the Mediamatic restaurant, as well as from the public passing by. It is treated using the bokashi method, which ferments...
Proposal by: Lena Kuzmich
Project Proposal: video installation on multi-species world-building
"Expanding Kin" is a video installation on multi-species world-building and consists of a short film and a physical installation organized as seating islands. The work examines the potential of...
Proposal by: Leo Kay
The Acid House Of Ideas
Project Proposal: Bread, microbial and plant agency, fermentation, human evolution and collective ritual.
A month-long participatory exhibition centered around the building of a model house of ergot-inoculated rye bread; exploring the recent history of human alienation from the land; the creative...
Proposal by: Lianca Van der Merwe
ASD: Alternative Sensorial Dimensions
Project Proposal: We don't know as much as we think we do
We all have blind spots due to our culture, upbringing and even the language we speak. In addition, our brains are unswervingly selective organs that de-emphasise certain stimulus, like the noise...
Proposal by: Lucia Babina
Project Proposal: An international mutual aid hospitality network and practice for mid-career artists: menopausal women, queer and more-than-strange humans
The NODES PROJECT is an artistic output focused network of inhabited homes/live-work spaces providing hosting for artists who, due to the precarious conditions we experience in our careers, require...
Proposal by: Marc van Will, Kees Wabeke
Kicks voor nix in de natuur
Project Proposal: ontspanning binnen handbereik
In deze tijd van constante prikkels is het steeds belangrijker om succesvol te kunnen ontspannen. Ontspannen is een vaardigheid die we opnieuw lijken te moeten leren. In het zoeken zijn we bereid...
Proposal by: Aya Yoshida
Project Proposal: Eat Music Listen Dining
Music Pairing is the process of pairing food and dishes with music to enhance the dining experience in a similar way to wine pairing.
Proposal by: Margot Domart
Project Proposal: How can we contribute together in reconnecting with our surroundings in a new era?
In our western society, we learn to connect images and concepts with words. We are living in the culture of the "eye", rather than the ear. I observe an atrophy of sensual and bodily intuition. With...
Proposal by: Maria Jimena Ricatti
Post-pandemic tasting experience
Project Proposal: Exploring sensory diversity and holistic wellbeing
As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people experienced some degree of smell or taste impairment in the short and long term. However, there are also people who deal with these kinds of...
Proposal by: Miguel Matos, Klara Ravat
Irrational City Scents
Much like the Surrealists used to do in their work originally, we want to get together and share a moment that is not guided by logic and rules. What will happen if we let go of the idea of...
Proposal by: Debra Solomon
Project Proposal: Material Ecofeminism Edition (ME2)
Part summer camp, re-education camp, and rehab, REPAIR CAMP - MATERIAL ECOFEMINIST EDITION is a 7-day live-in programme for ≤12 participants designed to repair and prepare lives and institutions...
Proposal by: Naomi Jansen
Project Proposal: Visual Artistic Research on Cancer
Karkínos is a visual artistic research in which cancer encounters different facets of the earth. In Karkínos, cancer is interconnected with, for example, the astrological world, the animal kingdom...
Proposal by: Natascha Nanji
Welcome to Studio Swan
Project proposal: An interpersonal, speculative fiction proposition
Welcome to Studio Swan is a speculative proposition that asks what conditions would be appropriate for us to temporarily become with plant or animal? And why would this be something desirable or...
Proposal by: Nino Basilashvili
Secret of Water
Project proposal: Frequency visualisation through water
Cymatics is the study of visible sound vibration and shows the transformational nature of sound and matter. Sound and vibration are visualized through water and reflects to us the intangible force of...
Proposal by: Paolo Bosca
Project Proposal: A different geography of taste
Food Utopias is a performative and theoretical research which investigates the power exercised by map on space, specifically in gastronomy. We use maps every day. The most common maps see the world...
Proposal by: Qiaochu Guo
Twining The Underneath
Project proposal: Reading the body through Moxibustion
This project is Inspired by moxibustion which heats up the body by burning the wormwood above the skin's surface, thereby achieving a means of curing diseases. This traditional therapy means to...
Proposal by: Renata De Bonis
Sex, drugs, and death serenades
Project proposal: Horny zombie cicadas and their hallucinogens songs
Introduction to the project With the project entitled “Sex, drugs, and death serenades: Horny zombie cicadas’ and their hallucinogens songs”, I intend to investigate a parasite fungus that produces...
Proposal by: Renée Pruim
Het winterdiner is een nieuw soort ritueel rondom verdriet en verlies. Luisteren naar je innerlijke seizoen, staat hierbij centraal. Ons fysieke lichaam en gevoel doorlopen net als de natuur de...
Proposal by: Rosalie Bak
Until death makes us parts
Exploring the phenomena from-life-to-death ~ through haptonomy
This artistic public-research proposal brings together experts and 'the dying' in an intimate setting - where they can co-research, -experience and -imagine the phenomena from-life-to-death and...
Proposal by: Samar Khan
Plants as Spatial Choreographers
Project proposal: letting plants design our living-rooms
My guiding question is: How can plants dances form the basis of multi-species architectural design? I am currently working with the belief that plants are dancers. This follows from observations...
Proposal by: Sophia Schullan
Form Follows Fun
Project Proposal: Form Follows Fun – Finding Fun In Everyday Life
‘Form Follows Fun’ would be a talk hosted in the Mediamatic facilities. Its goal is not only to spread fun and entertainment but more importantly to give others the tools to create fun and...
Proposal by: Stephanie Pau
Time Givers, by Tomato Plants et al
Project Proposal: Practicing more-than-human care
Humans are not the only entity in the world, machines and the rest of nature, too, share the same world. In the next tomato planting season (2023), I, with local tomato plants - wherever I may be
Proposal by: Sujata Majumdar, Roland van Dierendonck, Irene Nooren
Project Proposal: The Society Within Us
'The major problems in the world are the result of the difference between how nature works and the way people think' - Gregory Bateson Our current way of thinking does not enable us to deal with...
Proposal by: Takako Hamano, Uno Fujisawa
EatArt Experience in Experiments
Project Proposal: Stimulating five senses
During the COVID pandemic, people were confronted with the essence of (their) being, either consciously or unconsciously. We had to find new ways to feel at ease with(in) ourselves and in our...
Proposal by: Yi-Jing Chen
Growing with Garments
Project proposal: Interspecies Collaborative Design & Fashion
Growing with Garments is a response to an increase in biodesign in the fashion industry. Encountering living organisms in garments not only contributes to inventing eco-friendly materials but also...
Proposal by: Yorke Mulder-Bhangoo
Project Proposal: Eten wat je eten eet.
Als je uit het treinraam kijkt naar het prachtige platte Nederlandse landschap zie je, gras, mais, bieten en af en toe tarwe. Allemaal veevoer. We produceren op het schaarse Nederlandse landbouwgrond...
Proposal by: Miku Sato
Book and Fire
Project Proposal: Reading cookbooks and the back side of recipes: food culture, politics and feminism
Based on the research of the old cookbooks of the Soviet Union and Japan, the project depicts food culture , politics , feminism , and how they are interrelated. Recipes can be considered stories.
Proposal by: Pauline Rip
How can we reimagine the richness of our cultural relationships with plants and nature through the imaginary creatures they inhabit? Cooking Ghosts is a project based on research done by...
Proposal by: René Nissen, Avery Franken
Project proposal: Arrhythmia as the Urban Condition
The world around us may make us feel like we are required to be our most “productive” selves, and like “unproductive” behaviour is penalised. These rules can be written – a contract, for example, may...
Proposal by: Lena Trost
(Digital) Glass Tasting
Project proposal: How glass becomes odour
My artistic research is about how glass becomes odour. Glass is an odourless material. But therefore, I claim, it can be used to tap into our own biological olfactory memory - which is the goal of...
Proposal by: Jennifer Kumer
When My Time Comes
Project Proposal: an End-of-Life Conversation Game
How do we prepare to die? Not usually a question we want to spend a lot of time thinking about, and yet, it's incredibly important. It’s often a question not answered until it is too late. This...
Proposal by: Margherita Falqui
Project proposal: Connecting with places through the senses
Exploring the connection to a territory and its curative potential by drinking it, ingesting it, feeling it. I would like to explore and communicate the connection to territory by creating a liquid...
Proposal by: Roland van Dierendonck, Maro Pebo
Chili Pepper Pleasure
Project proposal: A hedonistic experience
Half the planet is addicted to capsaicin, the working substance in chili peppers. It is described as a stimulant or even an aphrodisiac. There has been proven to be a relationship between capsaicin...
Proposal by: Nina Anin
Wind Airwave transmission
Project Proposal: Sustainable radio show
WIND TURBINE My project mainly revolves around this windturbine I have built. The windturbine is connected (through gears) to a motor which generates power. The mini circuitboard is then connected to...
Proposal by: Azucena Sánchez
Project proposal: Genomic Soundscapes
Plants are our ancestors, the ones that see the real in us, the only ones who saw the world before it got inhabited, the ones that created forms, aesthetics and structure. If nature were to be...
Proposal by: Bas Huijbers
Project proposal: Klimaatactie in het onderwijs
Samen met leerlingen, docenten en schoolleiders, het onderwijs in Amsterdam klimaatcrisis bestendig maken. Met als basisproject: een Green Office
Proposal by: Racha Tarazi
Project Proposal: Digesting emotions
My Dinner is an immersive art installation: part food-art and part theatrical set up. Thematically, it resembles a sit-down dinner party for 6-8 guests. My Dinner attempts to explore the process and...
Proposal by: Anoniem
Neurodiversiteit en de toegankelijkheid van…
Project proposal: Inclusieve tools voor kunstfondsen
Met het project ‘Inclusieve tools voor kunstfondsen’ verken ik de toegankelijkheid van subsidies voor kunstenaars die zich identificeren als neurodivers. Hoe kunnen we gestandaardiseerde...
Proposal by: Lucie Majerus
Colour-Smells of Amsterdam
Project proposal: Sustainable souvenirs
As a product designer, I am interested in how countries design nation branding and souvenirs. How can we find new ways for tourists to experience a place while giving them new sensual possibilities?
Proposal by: Krisztina Czika
What's left to capture?
Project Proposal: Underwater journey
'What's left to capture?' is inspired by a research project I have started in Sri Lanka back in the beginning of 2020. In our world today, the natural resources we use are, sadly taken for granted...
Proposal by: Maaike Anne Stevens
Project proposal: Essay film
Bipolaris is an essay film of about 30 minutes about the fundamental difference in the way our two brain hemispheres experience the world. By means of documentary shots, fictional scenes, interviews...
Proposal by: Arthur Guilleminot
Project proposal: Ecodeviant Research
My project of Piss Soap is an ecodeviant product aiming to regenerate our local urban environments, while questioning our social conditioning about disgust. Piss soap is made entirely out of human...
Proposal by: Mariko Hori
Archive something we don't know yet
Project Proposal: Understanding water conditions through paper making
This project is a study and a little hope to archive potential data of current water conditions of Amsterdam, for future generations.
Proposal by: Thom van Hoek
Project proposal: Levend sculptuur
Object Permanence wordt een sculptuur bestaande uit 100% agar-agar (ook wel E406 genoemd) met daarin zaadjes van een nog nader – eventueel in overleg – te bepalen plant. Ik wil een geschikt autowiel...
Proposal by: Sieta van Horck
Bodies of Land
Project proposal: Rituals to connect with land
Bodies of Land is a radical ritual that explores the relationships of inter-being between multispecies bodies and local lands. How do we build living relationships and design practices that reawaken...
Proposal by: Si Knight
Multisensory Listening Rituals
Project Proposal: for Reducing Stress
As you may well have experienced, life today can be very stressful. As a result of this, many people are currently in desperate need of finding ways to reduce their stress levels. Yet contemporary...
Proposal by: Alena Grahn
Project proposal: Our Human Bodies
This project aims to explore the erotic in our local ecology through the senses. As we are expanding our relationship with this idea, the research will be performed as ritual. In our exploration, we...
Proposal by: Viviana M. Calderon de la Barca
Project proposal: Textile & Sustainability
It's not news. We're running out of time to save our natural world and resources. So this two in one, workshops + inclusive and diverse get togethers, aim to be informa(c)tive and inspiring to spread...
Proposal by: Mario Mimoso
Project Proposal: Regenerating city life
Floating Havens is a project aimed at regenerating life inside the urban landscape. Using Amsterdam’s canals as a way to gain land to the crowded and congested city streets, we want to dedicate these...
Proposal by: Irina Birger
Sex Positivity with Dr. Birger
Project proposal: Ongoing performative series
Lately, there was a lot of discussions on gray sexuality, supersexuality, and sex-positivity in general . The topic of Sex Positivity is of particular interest to Dr.Birger as a pro-sex feminist.
Proposal by: Verena Michels
Trash, Plastic, Noise & Bad Wheater
Project proposal: Compostable raincoat
Trash, Plastic, Noise & Bad Weather draws inspiration from the compost as an un- expected place to bury used, damaged or no longer wanted products. The current fashion system promotes either Fast...
Proposal by: Debra Solomon
Let's take it outside
Let’s take this outside: duelling praxes Did you ever wonder how your work aligns with the theoretical positions of feminism/post- humanism/political ecology and/or eco-marxism? Or, does your...
Proposal by: Margherita Soldati
A human microplastography
Project proposal: Finding microplastics in the human body
How do microplastic particles alter the human landscape by travelling through it? An abstract raised-relief 3dimensional map showing the traces and impact microplastic has on the human scape
Proposal by: David Kerssens Goedhart
Project proposal: Een wolk vliegen begeleiden
Een installatie waarbij in een verder lege ruimte met behulp van een machine een wolk vliegen van A naar B wordt begeleid zonder fysiek contact te maken.
Proposal by: Mandy den Elzen
The essence of the Mastbos
Het Mastbos, aangelegd in 1515, is het oudste naaldbos van Nederland en ligt ten zuiden van Breda. Het functioneert nog steeds als een productiebos waaraan de innovatieve ideeën over bosbouw van...
Proposal by: Susanne Duijvestein
Preparing a dead body for a funeral often takes place behind closed doors, outsourced to deathcare professionals. If it’s up to Susanne Duijvestein, funeral director and Nature Morte curator, we...
Proposal by: Simon Niedenthal
Project proposal: Scents & Computers
Scented interactive media like the web games of DigiScents, Inc. have largely vanished from the internet despite archival efforts of the time, only leaving behind hints at what these experiences...
Proposal by: Jonas Klinkenberg
NEXT DOOR is an installation by STUDIO URBANISTAN which is based on interviews with sex workers – giving access to a parallel world that takes up the complex realities of sex workers: a freely...
Proposal by: Marjolein Boter en Brood
Future skin of the city
As a visual artist I would like to experiment with phenomena under water and on the water surface. What is going to happen when I hang different materials in the water? What grows on there? What...