Project; workshop, installation, objects, video, and performances
Exhibition Het Glazen Huis, Amstelpark, Amsterdam
Porch frontdoor, textile, 375 x 170 cm
Installation: gloves, video, drawings, model houses.
Size main space 12 x 12 m
HIDRELLEZ is a project created for the exhibition space Het Glazen Huis at the Amstelpark in Amsterdam. Originally the park is constructed for the world horticultural exhibition in 1972 and Het Glazen Huis is one of the remaining pavilions. A very transparent pavilion, where the plants of the park mix with the works inside. The opportunistic concept of the horticultural exhibition reminded Mariëlle Videler of gecekundo; illegally built houses in the city which she had seen during a work period in Istanbul, Turkey. New citizens, coming from the countryside to look for work, construct these houses during the night. They are built with found construction materials. In the same period Mariëlle Videler came to the knowledge of the traditional feast Hidrellez, it is said that the wishes you make on this day will come true. The way to give form to your dream house is to make a model.
Thanks to: the childern and the staff from school De Ark, De Sint Barbaraschool
Performances: Rose Akras and Cindy Moorman
Video: collaboration with Maurice Bogaert
Support: ZET Foundation, Stadgenoot, Praxis and het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst