OPENING: 29th February, 17:00 - 19:00
Sensing birds... Do we want to make a bird's heart beat faster?
Starting from this very question, Dutch artist Mariëlle Videler has developed her personal investigation over birds and their way of dealing with the urban environment, making them her main focus in these most recent years of activity.
By creating a microclimate on her balcony, with a drip shower, seeds, colors and viewpoints, Mariëlle began her artistic research, whose results we are thrilled to host at our gallery.
Three models will be exhibited during the show, together with the impressive installation 365 BIRDS, presenting the outcome of Mariëlle's practice during 2019, when she drew one new bird every day for the entire year.
Join us for drinks on Saturday the 29th of February from 17:00 till 19:00!
The exhibition will be running till April the 11th, alongside the public program 'Bird Club': 4 days per week, 24 women will share a personal story about a bird, in the context of the installation 365 BIRDS.
Bird Club is inspired by American pioneer naturalist and writer Florence Merriam Bailey (1863-1947). Bailey educated society about appreciating birds in their natural environment, instead of shooting them for study or decoration.
Visual artist Mariëlle Videler (NL, 1970) is a multimedia artist, creating installations, drawings, objects, videos and performances. She identifies herself with a traveller who undertakes physical as well as imaginary journeys. In the past decade she intensively explored the knowledge, ideology and craft of indigenous cultures such as the Columbian Arwaku, and the Inuit of Greenland. Her work is a plead for sensory and corporeal awareness. Inspired by nature she creates a pathway into the texture of the world.