Sculpture and installation

 

Vooruit! (Forward!), 2003

Vooruit! (Forward!), 2003
wall drawing, object, acrylic paint, glass
1245 x 774 cm

Note / The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science is constantly working to develop knowledge and culture. On a wall nearly eight metres high, Van Warmerdam made a mural of a homo erectus with a glass table leg in his hand, underpinning the idea that culture is an important component of society. In response to a round of government cuts, Van Warmerdam wrote a letter to the State Secretary, contending that culture in The Netherlands must go forward, not backwards.

Other works

 

Hopla (Whoops), 2003

Hopla (Whoops), 2003
paint, glass plate
157 x 120 x 0,4 cm

Hopla (Whoops), 2003
study – paint, glass plate
50 x 30 cm

Note / A misted-up window is an open invitation for a finger drawing and Van Warmerdam has captured that here on a sandblasted pane of glass, which should preferably be placed in front of a window.

Hidden works

 

Aim, 2003

Aim, 2003
offset in anniversary book ‘Blue Tuesdays’, p. 80
24 x 17 cm
publisher: Stichting Ateliers ’63 with Valiz, Amsterdam

Note / De Ateliers, a two-year postgraduate course in Amsterdam, celebrated a jubilee in 2004. For the commemorative book Blue Tuesdays Van Warmerdam summarized her coaching of the participants in six ultra-short lessons on one page.

Hidden works

 

And then the chimney smokes..., 2003

And then the chimney smokes…, 2003
digital film for DIA Artists Web Projects in New York
unlimited edition
publisher: Dia Art Foundation, New York

Note / Van Warmerdam made a video work of a house under construction for the DIA Art Foundation. This can be downloaded from the website, together with an individually numbered CD sleeve. When downloading, the visitor to the site uses interactive images of a magic wand and a hammer.

Hidden works

 

Tentoonstelling (Exhibition), 2003

Tentoonstelling (Exhibition), 2003
performance with magic wand, hammer

Exhibition views

 

Spirality, 2002

Imagine
Galerie Erna Hécey, Luxembourg, Luxemburg, 2003
Solo exhibition

Film and video

 

Imagine, 2003

Imagine, 2003
digital film on CD Rom, colour, 0’29”
approx. 210 x 280 cm
edition 3 +1 AP

Note / In this work a wooden merry-go-round horse runs along a sandy path. Fantasy and reality are united here by means of two films edited together. MvW: ‘Long ago I sat on a horse that refused to be hurried. After the umpteenth circle I pressed my cheek against the animal’s neck. As a little girl I saw the fairground crowd, the houses and my parents blur past in a strange first film made by the merry-go-round. Now and then as an artist I feel like this again when making a new film.’