project, Amsterdam International Community School, AICS
dimensions MOUNTAIN banner 4.25 x 0.75 m

MOUNTAIN is a project that Mariëlle Videler created for the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS). Invited by Theater Artemis and Design Museum 's-Hertogenbosch she stayed and worked at this school for 3 days and 3 nights. The title MOUNTAIN refers to the idea 'Mountain is School and School is Mountain'. For this journey she made a copy of a Greenlandic anorak she had collected during the project Blinded Hunt to the mountain Uummannaq, Greenland.
During MOUNTAIN, Mariëlle Videler carried out various actions. She placed a huge banner on the facade of the school, diagonally over the name of the school. On the third day, she and 500 blue-dressed students formed a mountain river from top to bottom throughout the building. Everyone held a cup in their hand. The water that was led from a tap in the basement to the top floor through a long garden hose, followed its way back down from cup to cup. To water all the plants of the school Videler had placed downstairs in the hall.