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ART PROJECT BY MARIËLLE VIDELER
Intrigued by the ideology of the artist and socialist William Morris (1834-1896) and his ideas on craft, nature and simple life, Mariëlle Videler began in 2011 with a series of drawings of symbols and hand tools that is related with the legacy of Morris. These drawings are reduced, mixed and then screen-printed. The end result consists of 117 different miniatures, in an edition of 1000. Using a hammer and a wad punch - an old hand tools intended for producing small washer-shaped pieces of leather - the miniatures are hit out of sticker paper and via two euro coins circulated during a performance which will take place on 26 and 27 January 2012. The pieces of art that as residue arises from this action is for sale at their intrinsic value,
Performance on Thursday 26 Januari, 08:00 till 12:00 hrs and Friday 27 Januari 08:00 till 17:00 hrs.
Artist Mariëlle Videler brings a range of one thousand two euro coins in circulation
at the district office, city of Amsterdam, Stadsdeel Oost, afdeling Burgerzaken
(Oranje-Vrijstaatplein 2, 1093 NG).
TOOLS is supported by the Mondriaan Fonds and the City of Amsterdam, Stadsdeel Oost.
Thanks to Amsterdam Grafisch Atelier.