De camera en de engel
Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2018
Twine / Happy splash, 1999
in co-operation with Louis Andriessen
DVD, colour, 7’29”
publisher: Bifrons Foundation, Amsterdam
Note / The Bifrons Stichting in Amsterdam invited Van Warmerdam to make a film with a contemporary composer for a DVD project. Twine is a short film of a girl in a car wash. Every so often her face disappears behind the washcloths as they glide past, as if somehow interweaving with her body. Happy splash is a second film shot in the same car wash, which now swishes back and forth in full swing, interrupted by a shot of a car driving over a large speed bump. Van Warmerdam says of this work: ‘The speed bumps along one of the canals in Amsterdam are extremely high, the size of camels’ humps. When you drive over one in your car, it’s a very funny sensation. When I was invited for a film and music project with Louis Andriessen, I thought I could have him drive over these bumps, juddering and jolting to the rhythm of his composition.’
Het schaap en de zwaan, de zwaan en het schaap
(The sheep and the swan, the swan and the sheep), 2008
offset, artist’s book
29 x 21 cm
publisher: Uitgeverij van Waveren, Amsterdam (Glubbdubdrib series)
Note / This is a storybook with no words in which Van Warmerdam captures sheep and swans among others in a mirror.
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.
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.
Zó! (So!), 2001
offset in magazine ‘Dag van de Publieke Kunst’, 13 October 2001
25,9 x 37,5 cm
publisher: SKOR, Amsterdam
Note / For its ‘Day of Public Art’ SKOR published a newspaper, the back page of which was offered to Van Warmerdam by Tom van Gestel. Her statement from years earlier ‘Making art is making public’ dovetailed seamlessly with the theme. With the title ‘So!’ she wanted to show that one can, and perhaps must, make art public on the back page of a newspaper – as in this case.
Grote zak met man (Big bag with man), 1997
screen print, paper, aluminium
70 x 50 cm
publisher: Galerie van Gelder Editions, Amsterdam
Note / During the installation of the exhibition ‘Single, double, crosswise’ the paper Big bag was held aloft with outstretched arms by director Jan Debbaut to give an idea of the size of the sculpture. Van Warmerdam took a photograph of this, which she later made into a poster that was put up in the vicinity of the museum by fly-posters, and which she also made into an edition.
Insiders en outsiders (Insiders and outsiders), 1996
offset in book ‘Art Gallery Exhibiting’
publisher: Paul Andriesse / De Balie, Amsterdam
Note / Van Warmerdam used a newspaper photograph in which two girls each hold up a banner for her contribution to a publication on the role of the gallery system in the art world. By removing the letter ‘T’, the initials of gallery owner and author Paul Andriesse appear.
Klaar is Kees (Bob’s your uncle), 1995
sticker in artist’s magazine ‘AP’, no. 1/1995
Ø 5 cm
publisher: Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam
Note / In The Netherlands the first name Kees immediately conjures up the expression ‘Klaar is Kees’ (Bob’s your uncle), which is a succinct way of saying that the work is finished. For the first issue of Kees van Gelder’s magazine AP, Van Warmerdam made a sticker with the text ‘Klaar is Kees’, with the instructions to stick it on the last page of the magazine. The fact that there was never a second edition of the magazine gave the sticker a prophetic significance.
Diving Ducks, 1994
bumpers in ‘ZAPP Magazine’, video, sound
quarterly magazine on video, nr 3/94
edition approx. 100 with initials on colour copy
publisher: ZAPP Magazine, Amsterdam
Note / Zapp Magazine invited Van Warmerdam to show a fragment of one of her films in this video magazine. Instead of showing a film fragment, she conceived the work Diving ducks. For this she filmed ducks in the canal that make a plopping sound as they dive underwater. A diving duck – complete with plop – was placed as a bumper between each of the magazine’s video chapters.
in collaboration with Moritz Küng, Mevis & van Deursen
embroidered handkerchief, plastic, printed matter
edition 26 + 2 AP
publisher: Associated Publishers, Amsterdam
Note / Moritz Küng, Mevis & Van Deursen and Van Warmerdam made a handkerchief as a multiple for the exhibition ‘Uitnodiging!’. This was in response to a poster of a weeping girl’s face designed by Mevis & Van Deursen, which was plastered on the rear wall of the gallery. The edition number was individually embroidered onto each handkerchief