25 February – 4 March, 2012, Mediamatic Fabriek, Amsterdam. Opening on 24 February, 17-20 h. Curated by Katja Novitskova and Rory Hyde. Featuring works by Martti Kalliala, Katja Novitskova and Rory Hyde, DUS Architects, Liam Young, Sascha Pohflepp, Femke Herregraven and Chris Lee + more. Click here for more information.
The harnessing of the immense power of the atom is one of the great achievements of the 20th century, one that both poses great risks and offers great opportunities. Under the Beach, a Radiant City, an installation by Finnish architect Martti Kalliala, explores a future scenario where the risks of spent nuclear fuel are turned into an opportunity for leisure. Inspired by the afterglow of nuclear waste, Kalliala created an artificially hot beach in Mediamatic FABRIEK, the new gigantic exhibition space of Mediamatic. For ten days of winter you can immerse yourself in the radiance of the thunderbolts of Zeus.
Radiant Picnic on 4 March
All the fun of a summer resort: with music, volleyball and picnic food. Bring your own ‘poisonous’ snacks, your whole family and relax on the radiant warm-spot.
Mediamatic’s New Order exhibition series explores a world in which energy has become a fundamental principle of our society. Five consecutive solo shows feature new works by Dutch and international artists, designers and architects, each responding to various elements of society – such as politics, economy, health, food and experience – which together combine to outline a complete future world.