18 APRIL - 23 MAY 2015
Mariëlle Videler: Jump to the beat of the animal feet
In her work, as in her daily life, Mariëlle Videler explores a pre-modern conceptual model in which man coexists with animals and nature. In her installations, objects, drawings, videos and performances, Videler is in search both of a different way of life, and of a new aesthetic contesting of the dominant modalities of our culture. In her new installation Jump to the beat of the animal feet, Mariëlle Videler is looking for a reassessment of our relationship to animals. Her starting point was images of hunting and prehistoric drawings of animals which she visually translates into a modern day cosmology of plants and animals. European animals, mostly from the urban environment, such as rats, ants, parakeets and a domestic cat, become part of her tale. The idea for this installation was created during the study of prehistoric rock paintings in the Serra da Caprivara National Park in Brazil.
Mariëlle is supported by: