Sculpture and installation

 

Hinfahrt (Outbound), 2005

Hinfahrt (Outbound), 2005
liquor and miniature ship in bottles, wooden box, foil
36 x 10 x 28,5 cm

Note / MvW: ‘Travelling and being away from home for too long, drinking and being too far away from yourself.’

Sculpture and installation

 

The butterfly and I, 2005

The butterfly and I, 2005
butterfly, wooden boxes, foil
2 parts, 20 x 15 x 16 cm each
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / This work was made as a pendant piece to You and I (2004); looking at a natural mother-of-pearl glow or looking at oneself in iridescent cardboard.

Sculpture and installation

 

Hier gibt es höhere Wesen (Here are higher beings), 2005

Hier gibt es höhere Wesen (Here are higher beings), 2005
pyrite in matrix and stone, metal, paint
21,5 x 21 x 21,5 cm
edition 2

Note / While searching for a suitable butterfly for You and I (2004), Van Warmerdam stumbled upon pyrite, a mineral that crystallizes in the form of cubes. She left the perfect geometric form untouched in the rock and made a wall-mount, the triangular shape of which refers to the painting Höhere Wesen befahlen rechte obere Ecke schwarz malen! by Sigmar Polke. Here, she goes a step further by playing virtually no mediating role and showing what was created by a higher being.

Other works

 

Speed, 2005

Speed, 2005
photographs on dibond, gimbal, wire, fan
180 x 123 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Speed, 2005
study – colour photograph, perspex, aluminium
2 parts, 41,2 x 31 cm each

Note / One of the two sides of Speed shows a garage door without a spiral of light, which disappears in the slow rotation of the hanging photo, making way for the side with the light drawing.

Other works

 

Underwater I and II, 2005

Underwater I and II, 2005
photographs on dibond, gimbals, wire
2 parts, 180 x 123 each
edition 3 + 1 AP

Underwater I and II, 2005
study – colour photograph, perspex, aluminium
4 parts, 31 x 41,2 cm each

Note / This work consists of two panels with photographs on both sides, which slowly rotate on their own axis in the air currents produced by electric fans. Both panels show the countryside around the artist’s studio in Abcoude. Nothing ever happens there. On each of the photo panels the landscape with a ditch in the foreground is interrupted by two splashes of water.

Other works

 

Throw, 2005

Throw, 2005
photograph on dibond, wooden stick
123 x 180 cm
edition 2 + 1 AP

Throw, 2005
study – colour photograph, perspex, aluminium
20,6 x 31 cm

Note / For her solo exhibition in the CCA in Kitakyushu, Van Warmerdam responded to Zen Buddhism by photographically freezing a stick in its flight over a Dutch rooftop.

Other works

 

Beady eyes, 2005

Beady eyes, 2005
photograph, frame
53 x 43 cm (50 x 41 cm)
edition 2 + 1 AP

Note / A double exposure of a pair of cat’s eyes produces two pairs of eyes. MvW: ‘Double becomes double double.’

Other works

 

Separation, 2005

Separation, 2005
photograph, frame
53 x 43 cm (50 x 41 cm)
edition 2

Note / After the death of her mother, the artist came across some old photographs. This double photo montage is a tribute to her.

Other works

 

Take off, 2005

Take off, 2005
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
100 x 66 cm
edition 6 + 1 AP

Note / Van Warmerdam sees the mirror she’s holding as a slice of reality in which she captures an aeroplane that happens to be flying over.

Other works

 

The D-word, 2005

The D-word, 2005
aquarel, tape, frame
13,5 x 19,5 cm

Note / MvW: ‘I never use the D…. word. I prefer to stay on the bright side of life. To be caught in the middle of a sneeze now and then is already bad enough.’

Other works

 

Marlene’s Painter, 2005

Marlene’s Painter, 2005
inkjet and watercolour on paper, frame
53 x 43 cm (50 x 41 cm)
edition 2

Note / MvW: ‘Sometimes when I look at the work of other artists, I would really love to make passionate paintings, but I know that I’m not cut out for that. Once, on an impulse, instead of a painting I made a drawing about the heart, soul and mind.’

Other works

 

Away from life, 2005

Away from life, 2005
inkjet and watercolour on paper, frame
53 x 43 cm (50 x 41 cm)
edition 2

Note / MvW: ‘When you are in the middle of a sneeze, you are out of life for a split second, in my experience anyway.’

Other works

 

Life and afterlife, 2005

Life and afterlife, 2005
inkjet and watercolour on paper, frame
53 x 43 cm (50 x 41 cm)
edition 2

Note / MvW: ‘Santa Lucia prays on earth with her thoughts directed towards a life hereafter.’

Other works

 

The local in the space of the global, 2005

The local in the space of the global, 2005
inkjet and watercolour on paper, frame
53 x 43 cm (50 x 41 cm)
edition 2

Note / MvW: ‘The local is inside the global and the global is inside the Milky Way, which itself turns out to be a hazy speck in the universe.’

Other works

 

Uit en thuis (Home and away), 2005

Uit en thuis (Home and away), 2005
2 photographs on dibond back-to-back, metal axle
20 x 25 cm / 4 x 26 x 3,5 cm
edition 10

Other works

 

Other works

 

Gedachte bij een brug (Thought by a bridge), 2005

Gedachte bij een brug (Thought by a bridge), 2005
inkjet print on paper, frame
53 x 43 cm (50 x 41 cm)
edition 2

Other works

 

Blue butterfly, 2005

Blue butterfly, 2005
inkjet print on paper, frame
53 x 40 cm (50 x 38 cm)
edition 2

Other works

 

Halfslaap (Half sleep), 2005

Halfslaap (Half sleep), 2005
inkjet and water colour on paper, frame
53 x 43 cm (50 x 41 cm)
edition 2

Note / Half sleep is Van Warmerdam’s first computer drawing.

Other works

 

Passing, 2005

Passing, 2005
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
100 x 74 cm
edition 5

Note / A glider passes by in a group of clouds. The photograph is printed on a mirror and the viewer sees him or herself walking past
the work to the left and right of the photo.

Hidden works

 

Luciaaaa!, 2005

Luciaaaa!, 2005
colour inkjet, gold leaf on paper
20,9 x 27,4 cm
edition 25 + 5 AP
publisher: Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne

Hidden works

 

Drinnen/draussen (In/out), 2005

Drinnen/draussen (In/out), 2005
2 computer prints on paper
300 x 216 cm each
edition 2

Note / In 2005 Austria took over the chair of the European Union, and Van Warmerdam made two posters for billboards to mark the event. She responded to the rotating leadership of the European Union and made a link with the characteristic Austrian landscape; one poster depicted a series of mountains with a horn blowing, the other a series of underpants; one with an erection.

Hidden works

 

Jubileum (Jubilee), 2005

Jubileum (Jubilee), 2005
offset
69 x 42 cm
edition 3.500
issued by SMBA, Amsterdam

Note / The Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam celebrated its tenth anniversary in 2005, for which Van Warmerdam made a poster with eleven young leaves: onward to the year ahead and no dwelling on the past.

Film and video

 

Alpha, 2005

Alpha, 2005
digital film on DVD, sound, 2’00”
aspect ratio 4:3

Note / This film shows nothing more than the audible turning of empty pages in a book. MvW: ‘A beginning that is never filled in always contains a promise of how great it could be.’