With: Mariëlle Videler (NL)
Exhibition: 18 – 20 februari 2011 in Stockholm, Zweden
In February, HMK presented a project by Mariëlle Videler at the Supermarket Artfair. The fair hosted 71 artistrun
centres from 25 European, American and Balkan countries. The Netherlands were well-represented with projects
by HMK, the Zet Foundation, 1646, De Zwarte Ruyter and the Service Garage.
Videler’s work, titled Love Disaster was selected from HMK’s annual Call for Proposals. For het project at
Supermarket Artfair, Videler based her work on images of disasters that had happened at several recreational
venues such as Het Hemeltje (Volendam, NL, 2001), the Beverly Hills Supperclub (US, 1977) and more recently
the Love Parade (GER, 2010). She then transformed these facts and images in an installation consisting of
drawings, a model, and performances throughout the fair.
Mariëlle Videler’s work often consists of carefully choreographed situations, that strongly intensify the contact
between performers, and between the performers and their audience. These meetings are strongly directed by
the artist herself, thus prohibiting any external impulses or stimuli to influence the performance. In 2009, Videler
presented the work Blinded Tourist in W139 (Amsterdam), where she invited artists from different countries to
participate in a residency, and to work there under her specific restrictions.