Photo: Maarten Nauw & Mariëlle Videler
project, CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam
dimensions baskets: about 60 x 40 cm, poster 42 x 29 cm
FIRE IIC * is the title of a project created by Mariëlle Videler, a collaboration with a group of Surinamese - Dutch women (IKIHI WODINDHE).
In a series of meetings in the tropical greenhouse of the Hortus Botanicus they discussed the history and culture of the first people of Suriname. Together they examined which intrinsic values connect us and they want to share. This led to a process in which they tried to link every step to their goal, giving fire to Amsterdam Zuidoost, with these values. From mainly found materials they knotted and weaved back baskets to gather wood. With this wood FIRE IIC was lit during the Museum Night.
*IIC: Imagined Indigenous Community (ILO 169)