A thought, 1998
computer print on aluminium, 2 crumplings
135 x 250 cm, crumplings approx. Ø 80 cm
edition 10 (English and Polish version)

Note / ‘The first idea is always the best’, said Van Warmerdam to curator Adam Szymczyk in a discussion on her work for ‘Roundabout’ in the Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. It turned out that a similar expression also exists in Polish: ‘The first thought into my diary, the second into the garbage.’ To Van Warmerdam this evoked the image of thoughts literally being discarded. At a local printer the text was printed in Polish and English using old-fashioned wooden block letters. A portion of the print run became part of A thought as crumpled balls of paper.