Sculpture and installation

 

Tip of the iceberg, 2000

Tip of the iceberg, 2000
wood, lacker, plastic, ice
pedestal: 23 x 92 cm
iceberg: approx. 100 x 50 x 25 cm

Note / Tip of the iceberg is a reaction to the film Weather forecast. MvW: ‘When Weather forecast was completely finished as a film loop I thought, damn, the lump of ice is also a sculpture!’

Sculpture and installation

 

Lievelingsmuur (Favourite wall), 2000

Lievelingsmuur (Favourite wall), 2000
wall painting, objects
approx. 300 x 400 cm

Note / For his sixtieth birthday, some friends of the composer Louis Andriessen gave him a mural for his house in France and Van Warmerdam was invited to make it. She asked him to make a list of his favourite foods, animals and objects. From this list she chose the garlic, parrot, scooter, cat and the number two. She combined the last two of these by making a pair of his favourite animal, the cat.

Other works

 

Walk-through landscape, 2000

Walk-through landscape, 2000
photographs, perspex, aluminium
100 x 337 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Walk-through landscape, 2000
study – photographs, perspex, aluminium
20 x 70 cm

Note / This wall sculpture requires a certain amount of action from the viewer to see the work in its entirety. The ‘snowy’ and ‘snowless’ mountains can only be seen when you walk along in front of the dual landscape photograph. MvW: ‘I wanted to think about something that remains, changes and that also returns. And I really wanted to make a sculpture.’ This is the final work in the ‘snowy’ and ‘snowless’ series in the Swiss mountains.

Other works

 

Forever, 2000

Forever, 2000
colour photograph, perspex, aluminium
120 x 178 cm
edition 6 + 1 AP

Forever, 2000
colour photograph on dibond
100 x 147 cm
edition II AP

Forever, 2000
study – colour photograph, perspex, aluminium
20,6 x 31 cm

Note / For years Van Warmerdam had a large number of paper handkerchiefs printed with ‘Yes’, with which she intended to make something one day. When she was thinking about a photograph of a lace wedding dress, she constructed a sculpture with ‘Yes’, which took the place of her then husband. Her own face is obscured by the leaves. She added the bird’s house in the top right corner as an iconographic element, and the tree with its foliage as a repoussoir offers a vista of an unpredictable yet sunny perspective. (See illustration p. 179.)

Other works

 

Flip a mountain - moon version, 2000

Flip a mountain – moon version, 2000
photographs, perspex, aluminium
180 x 68 cm (2 parts)

Note / Flip a mountain has three versions: pink version, night and day version and moon version. Here Van Warmerdam has extended the original plan to make a series of works that were ‘snowy’ and ‘snowless’ by straying from the mountain path with ‘pink sky above’ and ‘pink sky below’, ‘day’ and ‘night’, ‘moon’ and ‘moonless’. This extension of the mountain work caused a snowball effect in the series.

Other works

 

Flip a mountain - night and day version, 2000

Flip a mountain – night and day version, 2000
photographs, perspex, aluminium
90 x 248 cm (2 parts)

Note / Flip a mountain has three versions: pink version, night and day version and moon version. Here Van Warmerdam has extended the original plan to make a series of works that were ‘snowy’ and ‘snowless’ by straying from the mountain path with ‘pink sky above’ and ‘pink sky below’, ‘day’ and ‘night’, ‘moon’ and ‘moonless’. This extension of the mountain work caused a snowball effect in the series.

Other works

 

Flip a mountain - pink version, 2000

Flip a mountain – pink version, 2000
photographs, perspex, aluminium
90 x 248 cm (2 parts)
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / Flip a mountain has three versions: pink version, night and day version and moon version. Here Van Warmerdam has extended the original plan to make a series of works that were ‘snowy’ and ‘snowless’ by straying from the mountain path with ‘pink sky above’ and ‘pink sky below’, ‘day’ and ‘night’, ‘moon’ and ‘moonless’. This extension of the mountain work caused a snowball effect in the series.

Other works

 

Another leaf, 2000

Another leaf, 2000
photographs, perspex, aluminium, metal hinge
90 x 128 x 3 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / Van Warmerdam found the ‘bow’ shape on the mountaintop so exceptional that she decided to make ‘another leaf’.

Other works

 

A new leaf, 2000

A new leaf, 2000
photographs, perspex, aluminium, metal hinge
90 x 128 x 3 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / Van Warmerdam sees A new leaf as a reaction to Fake lake.
Instead of being upside-down and above one another, photographs of
a Swiss mountain in summer and winter were placed back-to-back and
hung on the wall with hinges. The viewer can turn the photograph over
as desired, like ‘a leaf in a book’, as she puts it.

Other works

 

Fake lake, 2000

Fake lake, 2000
photographs, perspex, aluminium
60 x 24 cm (2 parts)
edition 10

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.

Exhibition views

 

B4B
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, United Kingdom, 2000
Solo exhibition

Exhibition views

 

Quotidiana
Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy, 2000
Group exhibition

Film and video

 

Film and video

 

LichteStelle, 2000

Lichte Stelle, 2000
35 mm film loop, colour, 2’53”
projector, loop system
approx. 300 x 400 cm
installed with pavilion at Expo 2000, Hanover
installed with wooden bridge at S.M.A.K., Ghent

Lichte Stelle, 2000
16 mm film loop, colour, 2’53”
projector, loop system, projection table
approx. 210 x 280 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP
added: ProRes 422 HQ, aspect ratio 4:3

Note / MvW: ‘While jogging at the Krumme Lanke in Berlin I saw a boy standing by the water. I wanted to record this tranquillity in a film. During the filming a duck unexpectedly traced a horizontal line straight across the picture. In the montage I saw this horizon correction by the duck as a gift and embraced it.’

 

Film and video

 

It crossed my mind, 2000

It crossed my mind, 2000
16 mm film loop, colour, 2’58”
projector, loop system, projection table
approx. 210 x 280 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / In this film Van Warmerdam used a panning shot for the first time. To this she adds: ‘Previously the camera was either static or it revolved in a circle around the subject, such as in Voetbal or Kring.’

Film and video

 

Splash, 2000

Splash, 2000
16 mm film loop, colour, 1’28”
projector, loop system, projection table
approx. 210 x 280 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / Splash is a film loop of a car wash with strips of fabric swishing to and fro without any human presence, as is the case in Twine and Happy splash.