Chasing Colours, 1996
16 mm film loop, colour, 6’35”
projector, loop system, projection table
approx. 210 x 280 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP
added: ProRes 422 HQ, aspect ratio 4:3
Note / During rush hour the traffic on the highways around New York is frantic. Van Warmerdam noticed how the coloured backs of the trucks alternate as they overtake each other, in her words ‘like a moving Colour Field painting’. This became the point of departure for Chasing colours. The hired trucks in this film loop were painted orange and green as a tribute to the then director of the Centraal Museum Sjarel Ex, who had invited her to make an exhibition. Ex once said in an interview that orange and green were his favourite colours; a remark that, incidentally, he later said was meant to be ironic, referring to the World Cup football matches being played at the time.