Sculpture and installation

 

Untitled (Balloons), 1994

Untitled (Balloons), 1994
11 helium balloons , min. 13 lemonade cans, ribbon
variable dimensions
unlimited edition

Untitled (Balloons), 1994
50 helium balloons, min. 60 lemonade cans, ribbon
variable dimensions
unlimited edition

Note / On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Amsterdam cinema Cineac, the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam staged an exhibition in the building designed by architect Jan Duiker in Reguliersbreestraat. Van Warmerdam interpreted the jubilee as a party and decided to install dozens of helium balloons, which were fastened to cans of soft drinks with colourful ribbons, in the characteristic glass extension of the old projection room.

Sculpture and installation

 

Untitled (Room 1405), 1994

Untitled (Room 1405), 1994
installation in bed: plastic, pigments, fabric
approx. 40 x 210 x 130 cm

Note / In 1994, for the first time ever an art fair was held in a hotel. Each stallholder had the use of one room in which to stay the night and another in which to exhibit. Van Warmerdam was invited by Galerie van Gelder to show a work in room 1405 of the Hilton Hotel. She made a lifelike replica of the gallery owner, who lies asleep in his hotel room while visitors might also bump into him in person.

Other works

 

Fiets – performance (Bicycle – performance), 1994
performance; girl, children’s bike with bike bell
45’00”

Exhibition views

 

Untitled (Balloons), 1994

Cinema Actuel
Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1994
Group exhibition

Exhibition views

 

Caravanserail
W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 1994
Group exhibition

Exhibition views

 

Watt
Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 1994
Group exhibition

Hidden works

 

Diving Ducks, 1994

Diving Ducks, 1994
bumpers in ‘ZAPP Magazine’, video, sound
quarterly magazine on video, nr 3/94
edition approx. 100 with initials on colour copy
publisher: ZAPP Magazine, Amsterdam

Note / Zapp Magazine invited Van Warmerdam to show a fragment of one of her films in this video magazine. Instead of showing a film fragment, she conceived the work Diving ducks. For this she filmed ducks in the canal that make a plopping sound as they dive underwater. A diving duck – complete with plop – was placed as a bumper between each of the magazine’s video chapters.

Film and video

 

Fiets (Bicycle), 1994

Fiets (Bicycle), 1994
VHS, colour, sound, 2’12”
monitor, 8 bricks, wooden shelf
monitor: 52 cm diagonal / bricks and shelf: 15 x 62 x 45 cm
edition 10 + 2 AP
added: DVD

Note / Van Warmerdam videoed a rehearsal of the performance Bicycle the day before the opening of the ‘Caravanserail’ exhibition. The ringing of the church bells was not in the script, but Van Warmerdam was delighted to record it in the video.

Film and video

 

Vliegtuigen (Aeroplanes), 1994

Vliegtuigen (Aeroplanes), 1994
16 mm film loop, colour, sound, 7’55”
projector, loop system, projection table, speakers
approx. 240 x 320 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP
added: ProRes 422 HQ, aspect ratio 4:3

Note / For the exhibition ‘Ik & de Ander’ in the former Berlage stock exchange building in Amsterdam, the initiators Ine Gevers and Jeanne van Heeswijk asked participating artists to make a work that referred to the ‘I and the other’. Van Warmerdam decided to make a work in which no people are present, but instead to ‘react in the opposite direction’, as she herself put it. An aircraft seemed suitable to her, ‘… all the more so because it is actually full of people’.

Film and video

 

Sprong (Jump), 1994

Sprong (Jump), 1994
16 mm film loop, colour, sound, 2’04″
projector, loop system, projection table, speakers
approx. 400 x 300 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / Van Warmerdam made a film about repetition for the exhibition ‘Watt’ in Centrum Witte de With in Rotterdam. The central figure Watt, from the book of the same name by Samuel Beckett, is characterized as someone who used repetition in an almost hypnotic manner.