Sculpture and installation

 

Preview, 1998

Preview, 1998
CD player, CD, speakers
edition 2

Note / While climbing the staircase in DAAD to the exhibition ‘Lila la la’, visitors could hear cheering football fans via loudspeakers, whose voices swelled and then lowered in disappointment, apparently because a goal had just been missed by a fraction. MvW: ‘An almost goal can be heard in this work.’

Sculpture and installation

 

Solo, 1998

Solo, 1998
CD player, CD, speakers, marble
30 x 100 x 70 cm
edition 3

Note / MvW: ‘In 1996 I was in Quimper on a working trip in preparation for the group exhibition “Travelling Latéral”. In an empty space at the centre Le Quartier, I heard the sound of a trowel scraping on a marble floor. I rerecorded that for the work Solo.’

Film and video

 

Echo - Hello version, 1997

Echo – Hello version, 1997-2000
S-16 mm film loop, colour, sound, 3’32”
projector, loop system, projection table, CD, CD-player, speakers
approx. 200 x 334 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / In 2000 Van Warmerdam made a ‘Hello version’ for the London Lisson Gallery. She hired a number of actors who call out ‘hellooooo’ with an echoing voice several times in the film loop. This was used as
a greeting for the visitors to the gallery.

Film and video

 

Echo - Swiss version, 1997

Echo – Swiss version, 1997
S-16 mm film loop, colour, sound, 3’32”
projector, loop system, projection table, CD, CD-player, speakers
approx. 200 x 334 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / For the ground floor of her exhibition ‘Bonjour, bon echo’ in the Centre d’Art Contemporain Fri-Art in Fribourg, Van Warmerdam invited a number of Swiss artists, whose combined (family-name) initials formed the word ‘Fri-Art’ and the street name ‘Petites Rames’. These were: Fleury, Rondinone, Ikemura, Armleder, Rütimann, Thomkins & Pozarek, Emch, Toblerone (not an artist, but a huge bar of chocolate), Ireland, Tinguely, Eigenheer, Schiess, Robert-Tissot, Anüll, Moser, Epars, and Schnider. For the first floor she made a film of a typical Swiss mountainside, at which Michel Ritter, director of the CAC, shouted the names of the Swiss artists, which then returned as an echo.