installation, solo exhibition, Lumen Travo Gallery, site-specific in Amsterdam-East
The installation consists of 4.000 liter potting compost, everyday objects, existing and new work, and projects in development like the textile work Women of the Soil, that Mariëlle Videler has have been on working since 2016.
After returning from a research period, devoted to the cultures of the first populations of Colombia and the way in which knowledge was and is transferred in / through these cultures, Mariëlle Videler was again confronted with the European culture. This confrontation was the source for the Artist House installation, for which she dumped 4,000 liters of potting soil into her studio-home. Visitors were welcomed by an attendant, asked to take off their shoes and set foot on the earth with their bare feet via a staircase that she had built in the doorway. Due to the thick layer of soil, the acoustics of the space was silenced, as you can also sense from a certain height on a mountain.
Thanks to City District of Amsterdam East, Mondriaan Fund and Thijs Wolzak.