Fake lake, 2000
photographs, perspex, aluminium
60 x 24 cm (2 parts)
Note / ‘Snowy’ and ‘snowless’ was the point of departure for the first works in a series. For this Van Warmerdam asked a photographer to take pictures in the winter and to do so again six months later in exactly the same spots. To make the series she asked herself to what extent a dual image of mountains with and without snow can be turned, twisted and toppled. In Fake lake she takes her first step by placing a snowless mountain upside-down on top of a mountain with snow, thereby creating the suggestion of a lake with a distant horizon.