Secretions in Art, Design and Society
Secretopia is an inquiry into human secretions through art, science and design. After exploring the potential of urine in The Pis’ Project, we decided to expand the programme to all sorts of human secretions. The Pis’ Project turned into Secretopia. In our talks, workshops, exhibitions and performances we consider bodily fluids in a multidisciplinary manner.
Crying Out Loud: Tear Donation
Donate your tears for the sake of art
WE NEED YOUR TEARS. During this free crying session Mediamatic provides you with the space to shed some tears in whatever way you feel comfortable. Donate your tears and have artist Karolina Ferenc make you a drink out of them or let photographer Maurice Mikkers crystalise them! Want to cry from…
Crying Out Loud!
Secretopia: Reflecting on crying and visualising the beauty of tears
Together with artist Karolina Ferenc, photographer Maurice Mikkers, designer Yi-Fei Chen and professor Ad Vingerhoets, we will bring you a night filled with tears. Normally, crying is associated with weakness and is seen as useless. Yet it is a healthy behaviour both biologically and in the…
The placenta as a guidance tool
'Haem' by Cecilia Jonsson
Cecilia Jonsson is an interdisciplinary artist, who is exploring different forms of iron in her art works. Her project ‘Haem’, that she developed in cooperation with the scientist Rodrigo Leite de Oliveira, assembles a compass needle made out of metallic iron derived from 69 human placentas. The…
Wear bacteria and be empowered?
Would you wear bacteria in your underwear if it would mean a healthier, happier vagina? Giulia Tomasello is an Interaction Designer who is passionate about bio-hacking and wants to empower women through her projects in wearable tech and biotech. Future Flora was Tomasello’s graduating project…
Secretopia: Catching Pheromones
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, movie discussion
The movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, directed by Tom Tywker (2006), is set in 18th Century France and tells the story of Jean-Baptise Grenouille , an olfactory genius, on his homicidal quest for the perfect scent. The story shows us how life could be if we were more aware of the smells…