Sculpture and installation

 

Bron en gletsjer (Source and glacier), 2006

Bron en gletsjer (Source and glacier), 2006
inkjet on foil, glass, electricity, revolving mechanism
2x 641 x 815 x 100 cm

Note / Two schools are built back to back in Leidsche Rijn. A photo of a river flowing through a landscape is shown on both sides of the glass walls that separate the two school canteens. A mechanism between the two photos makes the river appear to move. MvW: ‘A river originates from a source and flows on endlessly. One never sees the same river twice. It’s like a school; you are only there once!’

Sculpture and installation

 

The weight of colour, 2006

The weight of colour, 2006
polyester, iridescent paint, wood and other materials
2x approx. 130 x 440 x 90 cm

Note / The weight of colour is one of a small group of works – mostly sculptures – that Van Warmerdam calls her analysis works. These are pieces that explain the structure of a concept or the creation of the image of a work in elemental terms. Here, the colourful is balanced against the colourless and she adds simply: ‘Colour wins’.

Other works

 

Take a break silkscreen, 200

Take a break silkscreen, 2006
silkscreen on paper
200 x 80 cm
edition 20 + 3 EA

Other works

 

On and on, 2006
offset prints, frame, 24 parts
16,4 x 22,4 cm (each)
edition of 3

Note / After the funeral of her mother in 2005, Van Warmerdam made photos of the flowers on her grave. In the following weeks she recorded the stages of withering, while the winter weather also brought some snow. In On and on the sequence of the photos is reversed, the intention being to turn back time.

 

Other works

 

In and out, 2006

In and out, 2006
colour photograph on polystyrene, dibond
66 x 100 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / Nature decides the fate of an apple that falls from a tree. Here it falls either on the embankment or in the ditch.

Other works

 

Take a break II, 2006

Take a break II, 2006
photographs on dibond, wooden shelf
20 x 25 cm / 4 x 26 x 3,5 cm
edition 100

Note / As a follow-up to the reversible work Take a break (2004), Van Warmerdam devised a variation with vapour rising from the cup, instead of spots floating above it.

Other works

 

This bank, that bank, 2006

This bank, that bank, 2006
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
2 parts, 66 x 100 cm each
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / Here the artist stands by a canal in the countryside and shows the left and right banks in the mirror she’s holding. Both reflections are in her words ‘a slice of reality’, like a captured ‘here’ and ‘there’.

Other works

 

Pedestal, 2006

Pedestal, 2006
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
66 x 100 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / After making this work Van Warmerdam realized that she had inadvertently made an extra ephemeral response to Piero Manzoni’s Socle du Monde. With the white sky in the mirror and her hands supporting it, she could only give this work the title ‘Pedestal’.

Other works

 

Caught, 2006

Caught, 2006
photographs on dibond, wooden shelf
30 x 40 cm
edition 10

Note / This is a reversible piece, one side of which shows the artist holding a mirror in which she catches part of the road. On the other side of this photo panel she captures a sheep. MvW: ‘The sheep is standing in an enclosed meadow and is also captured.’

Other works

 

Grip, 2006

Grip, 2006
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
66 x 100 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / The fingers holding the mirror act as a visual breaking point between the reflection of the adjacent landscape and the landscape immediately in front of the camera.

Other works

 

Take a long break I and II, 2006

Take a long break I and II, 2006
photographs on dibond, gimbals, wire, fan
2 parts, 150 x 187,5 cm each
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / The movement already present in the photo wall sculpture Take a break (2004) is further developed here.

Hidden works

 

Hij straalt over heel Amsterdam (It shines over all Amsterdam), 2006

Hij straalt over heel Amsterdam (It shines over all Amsterdam), 2006
offset in book ‘Beelden van Amsterdam’, pp. 134-135
publisher: Stichting de Heeren de Keyser, Amsterdam

Note / Van Warmerdam was asked to name her favourite piece of public art. She chose the Rembrandt Tower opposite her home at that time on Kennedylaan in Amsterdam.

Hidden works

 

Bluf (Bluff), 2006

Bluf (Bluff), 2006
offset in book ‘Kitsch unedited’, pp. 108-109
publisher: De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg

Note / For his exhibition in Museum De Pont in Tilburg, Jan Andriesse made a book about ‘kitsch’. Haagse bluf is a typical Dutch dessert, which is pink, and made of pure whipped egg white, sugar and currant juice. It dissolves in the mouth the moment you take a bite.

Hidden works

 

On and on, 2006

On and on, 2006
offset, artist’s book
15,3 x 21,4 x 2,8 cm
edition 300, of which 30 signed
publisher: CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan

Note / After the funeral of her mother in 2006, Van Warmerdam made photos of the flowers on her grave. In the following weeks she recorded the stages of withering, while the winter weather also brought some snow. In On and on the sequence of the photos is reversed, the intention being to turn back time.

Hidden works

 

Days and holidays, 2006

Days and holidays, 2006
2 buttons
Ø 2,5 cm and Ø 3,7 cm

Note / When she was commissioned to make a badge for the IKON Gallery in Birmingham, Van Warmerdam based her design on the spots from the cup and saucer in Take a break. She compares a working day to a holiday and so she made two badges instead of one.

Hidden works

 

Vapour on page, 2006

Vapour on page, 2006
mother-of-pearl varnish, screen print on paper
27 x 21,7 cm
edition 2.000
publisher: Fruitmarket, Edinburgh / Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Note / After Stirring in the distance, Take a long break I and II, Take a break and Take a break II Van Warmerdam presents the spotted cup and saucer once again in the First drop catalogue. The cup has vapour, this time added in a separate print run.

Exhibition views

 

Wave
Galleri Riis, Oslo, Norway, 2006
Solo exhibition

Exhibition views

 

First drop, 2004

First drop
IKON Gallery, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2006
Solo exhibition

Film and video

 

Film and video

 

Dream machine, 2006

Dream machine, 2006
35 mm film loop, colour, 2’39”
projector, loop system
approx. 300 x 400 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP
added: ProRes 422 HQ, aspect ratio 4:3

Note / Marijke van Warmerdam says about this piece, ‘I hope the viewer soon becomes engrossed in what he or she is seeing. It’s not just the glass but also the background. This film loop is black and white at the start of the film, but changes into strong vibrant colours. Such a change can also occur in a dream, it’s an extra layer, an extra space.’

Film and video

 

Wake up!, 2006

Wake up!, 2006
35 mm film loop, colour, 2’44”
projector, loop system
approx. 300 x 400 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / In order to film an Arcadian landscape, Van Warmerdam decided to travel to Morocco with a small crew. The tranquil landscape is disturbed by a splash of water that suddenly appears in the picture.