Sculpture and installation

 

Spirality, 2002

Spirality, 2002
cow’s hide, ball
50 cm x Ø 200 cm

Note / This sculpture is about looking, which according to Van Warmerdam is what it always primarily revolves around. MvW: ‘Seeing is something that my mind can never anticipate.’

Other works

 

Mad cows!, 2002

Mad cows!, 2002
inkjet on paper, museum glass, frame
approx. 62 x 92 cm (48 x 70 cm)
edition 5

Mad cows!, 2002
study – colour photograph on dibond, perspex
20,6 x 31 cm

Note / MvW: ‘Someone once said to me, “Look, a cow with a ‘laken’ (sheet); that’s a Lakenvelder.” I’d never seen these animals in that light before, and they do indeed look as though they’re wearing a sheet. This was in the time of mad cow disease and I thought: this cow is black and white, and black and white can be reversed.

Other works

 

Ça change (It changes), 2002

Ça change (It changes), 2002
colour photographs on dibond
6 parts, 29 x 33 cm each
edition 5

Note / MvW: ‘I wanted to make a drawing with light, with the motion of light in the air.’

Other works

 

Idealen (Ideals), 2002

Idealen (Ideals), 2002
digital print on vinyl fabric, metal rings
152,5 x 206 cm
edition 3

Idealen (Ideals), 2002
digital print on paper, frame
approx. 30 x 42 cm
edition 50

Note / Van Warmerdam expresses her way of looking and thinking in a great many sculptures. Occasionally she also does that in a photograph, as in Ideals. Here she shows the difference between dreaming and making that dream a reality. MvW: ‘It’s a photographic work in which I conceive a plan to “do” or make something, with the anticipation of how beautiful it might become.’

Other works

 

Other works

 

Other works

 

Other works

 

In thought, 2002

In thought, 2002
colour photograph on dibond, perspex
120 x 178 cm
edition 6

In thought, 2002
study – colour photograph on dibond, perspex
20,6 x 31 cm

Note / MvW: ‘I was walking outside my studio with a glass bubble in my hands. The farmhouses and cows reflected in it like a film. In the end I was unable to do anything with this and threw the mirrored bubble in the ditch out of desperation, where the thing remained floating. I liked how it looked in the middle of the duckweed and took a photo of it. Later I thought of also throwing a few smaller bubbles in the ditch and gave the photo the title In thought.’ Because of the way in which In thought came about, the artist says that the photograph is, in fact, a representation of the moment of disoriented ‘thought’ before an actual idea forms.

Hidden works

 

Do do do you remember, 2002

Do do do you remember, 2002
offset in ‘Schnitt’, no. 40, pp. 26-27
edition 10.000
publisher: Schnitt Verlag, Cologne

Note / Van Warmerdam made a video film with rowers and she wanted to use a number of images from it to make a flipbook. The two pages for Schnitt are an advance notice of the book with rowers, which was never published.

Film and video

 

Knipoog (Wink), 2002

Knipoog (Wink), 2002
flat panel screening, digital film on CD Rom
approx. 30 x 40 cm

Note / As soon as the lift doors open, a woman on a screen looks you straight in the eye. You step into the lift, the doors close and you’re alone with her. Van Warmerdam imagined how it would be if the woman then gives you an encouraging wink.

Film and video

 

Green, 2001

Green, 2001
film on DVD, colour, 1’11”
hard disk player, LCD screen, shelf
screen size approx. 30 x 40 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / An explicit link is made between the glowing leaf on the edge of the sandpit and the children’s hands frantically building sandcastles.