Film and video

 

Hands making a circle, thumbs up, 2020

Hands making a circle, thumbs up, 2020
digital film loop: H264, aspect ratio 16:9, black and white, 0’12”
14,8 x 21 cm
unlimited edition

Note / MvW uses paint and simple hand gestures to create a spot of brightness: an appeal for more positivity.
⁠This work is part of the “Online Only” series launched by Annet Gelink Gallery, in a time when we are all dealing with the new reality of social distancing, quarantine and solitude.

Other works

 

Open taps, 1998

Open taps, 1998
cibachrome photographs on dibond
60 x 119,5 x 5 cm

Note / In order to introduce extra movement in Open tap, Van Warmerdam used the same photograph of an eddy several times in Open taps.

 

Other works

 

Open tap, 1998

Open tap, 1998
cybachrome on dibond
10 x 15 cm/12 x 18 cm/20 x 30 cm/26 x 40 cm/40 x 60 cm/
50 x 75 cm/60 x 90 cm/100 x 150 cm/10 x 15 cm
series of 8 unique pieces + 1 AP

Open tap, 1998
study – black and white photo, glass, frame
24,9 x 29 cm (10 x 15 cm)

Note / MvW: ‘Someone once told me that an eddy in the northern hemisphere spins in the opposite direction to one in the southern hemisphere. At home I saw the clockwise eddy in my washbasin in a different light. It was then that I made Open tap.’

 

Other works

 

Bibberend glas melk (Vibrating glass of milk), 1991

Bibberend glas melk (Vibrating glass of milk), 1991
black and white photo, aluminum, plexiglass
100,5 x 102 cm
edition 3

Bibberend glas melk (Vibrating glass of milk), 1991
study – black and white photo, aluminum, plexiglass
14 x 14 cm

Note / The artist had seen vibrations on the surface of a glass of milk she was drinking in the train. Later she recreated these vibrations in a glass of milk and called it simply ‘Vibrating glass of milk’.

 

Other works

 

Tell me my fortune, 1989

Tell me my fortune, 1989
black and white photo, glass, frame
97 x 122 cm
edition 3

Tell me my fortune, 1989
black and white inkjet print
20,6 x 23 cm (19,6 x 21,9 cm)

Tell me my fortune, 1989
study – black and white photo, dibond
20,6 x 23 cm

Note / As a symbol of the promised land, the skyline of New York lies enticingly under a magnifying glass, as an auspicious panorama, which the artist has emphasized with the title ‘Tell me my fortune’.

Film and video

 

Frame, 1997

Frame, 1997
in collaboration with Bregtje van der Haak
16 mm film loop, black and white, sound, 5’17″
projector, loop system, projection table, mini-disk, speakers
approx. 285 x 380 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / Together with Bregtje van der Haak, in New York Van Warmerdam interviewed Americans who had something to say about what ‘looking’ meant to them. One interviewee was able to think more clearly when he stared out the window of the train; another was afraid of looking someone straight in the eye. A number of these people were later asked to look out of a window for the film Frame.

Film and video

 

Passage, 1992

Passage, 1992
16 mm film loop, black and white, 2’36”
projector, loop system, shelf, paper screen
projection size 15 x 21 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / Coming and going is a theme Van Warmerdam uses frequently. In Passage, the artist uses an animated film to reveal the essence of the phenomenon of film in an abstract form.