Film and video

 

La visione, 2018

La visione, 2018
Digital film loop: ProRes 422 HQ, aspect ratio 16:9, colour, 1’36”
approx. 300 x 530 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / La visione is one of the many film loops Van Warmerdam made recently while during a longer stay in Rome. One might describe the motif in this work as “appearing” and “disappearing”. The camera plays with the aura of bright sunlight behind the statue of an angel. About her work, the artist says: ‘It’s important to me that the work moves in some way or another, either literally or figuratively. I’m looking for clarity, too – for a simple image that intensifies for example through repetition.’

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In de verte, 2011

In de verte, 2011
photographs on dibond, wooden shelf
18,7 x 25 cm / 3,2 x 26 x 3,2 cm
edition 40

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Doppelt (Double), 2009

Doppelt (Double), 2009
photographs on dibond, wooden shelf
27 x 40 cm
edition 220, AP  I-XIII
Jahresgabe: Issued by Staatliche Akademie der Bildenden Künste Karlsruhe

Note / Two daffodils are pictured on the front of this reversible work; the back of the photo panel shows the daffodils from the rear. MvW: ‘The picture on the front of this work reminds me of packaging for bulbs. And I made the back to go with it.’

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De klap voorbij - geel (Beyond the blow - yellow), 2009

De klap voorbij – geel (Beyond the blow – yellow), 2009
acrylic paint, colour inkjet on paper, dibond
130 x 175 cm

Note / A personal experience gave rise to a new series of works, for which Van Warmerdam used De klap from 2007. An emotional blow is accepted in a universal and abstract way, which she has dealt with five times in the photo series De klap voorbij, namely in red, white, red again, blue and yellow. With this, she departs from the idea that her personal life is irrelevant in her art.

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De klap voorbij - blauw (Beyond the blow - blue), 2009

De klap voorbij – blauw (Beyond the blow – blue), 2009
acrylic paint, colour inkjet on paper, dibond
130 x 175 cm

Note / A personal experience gave rise to a new series of works, for which Van Warmerdam used De klap from 2007. An emotional blow is accepted in a universal and abstract way, which she has dealt with five times in the photo series De klap voorbij, namely in red, white, red again, blue and yellow. With this, she departs from the idea that her personal life is irrelevant in her art.

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De klap voorbij - rood (Beyond the blow - red), 2009

De klap voorbij – rood (Beyond the blow – red), 2009
acrylic paint, colour inkjet on paper, dibond
130 x 175 cm

Note / A personal experience gave rise to a new series of works, for which Van Warmerdam used De klap from 2007. An emotional blow is accepted in a universal and abstract way, which she has dealt with five times in the photo series De klap voorbij, namely in red, white, red again, blue and yellow. With this, she departs from the idea that her personal life is irrelevant in her art.

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De klap voorbij - wit (Beyond the blow - white), 2009

De klap voorbij – wit (Beyond the blow – white), 2009
acrylic paint, colour inkjet on paper, dibond
130 x 175 cm

Note / A personal experience gave rise to a new series of works, for which Van Warmerdam used De klap from 2007. An emotional blow is accepted in a universal and abstract way, which she has dealt with five times in the photo series De klap voorbij, namely in red, white, red again, blue and yellow. With this, she departs from the idea that her personal life is irrelevant in her art.

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De klap voorbij (Beyond the blow), 2009

De klap voorbij (Beyond the blow), 2009
acrylic paint, colour inkjet on paper, dibond
130 x 175 cm

Note / A personal experience gave rise to a new series of works, for which Van Warmerdam used De klap from 2007. An emotional blow is accepted in a universal and abstract way, which she has dealt with five times in the photo series De klap voorbij, namely in red, white, red again, blue and yellow. With this, she departs from the idea that her personal life is irrelevant in her art.

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Forever, not forever, 2009

Forever, not forever, 2009 

colour photographs, perspex, aluminium
2 parts, 120 x 178 cm each
edition 1 + 1 AP

Note / The photos Forever from 2000 and Stand-in from 2007 are combined into a work called Forever, not forever. MvW: ‘This two-part work is painful for me personally, but to the eye they look wonderful as a pair.’

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Sloot (Ditch), 2008

Sloot (Ditch), 2008
photographs on dibond, wooden shelf
27 x 40 cm
edition 10

Note / The artist wanted to make a work with a typical Dutch landscape. This reversible photo work with a field and a ditch was the result. The same landscape is depicted on the back, where a splash of water obscures one’s view of the sheep.

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Upside down, 2008

Upside down, 2008
photographs on dibond, wooden shelf
27 x 40 cm
edition 10

<strong>Upside down, 2008</strong>
photographs on dibond, wooden shelf
27 x 40 cm
edition 10

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De klap (The blow), 2007

De klap (The blow), 2007
acrylic paint, colour inkjet on paper, dibond
110 x 147 cm
edition 5

Note / With a single splash of paint the artist makes it clear where she believes the blow came from. The composition of the photo is such that it refers to well-known paintings by Caspar David Friedrich and Gerhard Richter and at the same time lacks an obvious horizon – and thus a perspective.

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Stand-in, 2007


Stand-in, 2007

colour photograph, perspex, aluminium
120 x 178 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Stand-in, 2007
study – colour photograph, perspex, aluminium
20,6 x 31 cm

Note / Van Warmerdam’s separation came like a bolt from the blue, and the work Forever from 2000 suddenly acquired an opposite meaning: ‘Not forever’. Here, the artist stands holding the work on the same spot where the photo was originally taken, undecided whether to push the work into the trees or throw it into the ditch.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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My God, 2004

My God, 2004
colour inkjet, gold leaf, varnish, paper, dibond
109 x 167 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

My God, 2004
study – colour inkjet, gold leaf, varnish, paper, dibond
20,6 x 31,5 cm

Note / Carravaggio’s famous painting Sepulture of Santa Lucia, which hangs in the Regional Museum of Palazzo Bellomo in Syracuse, prompted Dumas and Van Warmerdam to make works on the legend of the martyr Santa Lucia. My God is one of the works Van Warmerdam made for their duo exhibition Con vista al celestiale in Syracuse. She thought that Lucia’s calling to God and God’s calling to Lucia could best be expressed with the aid of a Jacob’s ladder. MvW: ‘A Jacob’s ladder descends from heaven and God calls: “Luciaaaaa!” I placed her name in gold letters upside-down on the photo, in other words as seen through the eyes of God.’ The idea came to Van Warmerdam while she was studying seventeenth-century paintings.

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Take a break, 2004

Take a break, 2004
photographs on dibond, wooden shelf
20 x 25 cm / 4 x 26 x 3,5 cm
edition 100

Note / A picture of a cup and saucer appears on the front and back of an aluminium plate. On one side the two red dots have become detached and float above the cup. MvW: ‘When I saw this remarkable cup and saucer I thought: take a break, have a cup of coffee. Then the abstract red spots can induce a daydream of a longer break. A simple cup transports you to a world of longing and to an oasis. Or a mirage.’

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Going out tonight, 2004

Going out tonight, 2004
colour inkjet, paper, glass, frame
61,5 x 92
edition 3

Going out tonight, 2004
study – colour inkjet, paper, dibond
20,6 x 28,6 cm

Note / MvW: ‘When evening falls, the snowballs seem relatively luminous in the dimming half-light, comparable to lights in nightlife.’

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Tomorrow, 2004

Tomorrow, 2004
colour inkjet, paper, dibond
110 x 172 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Tomorrow, 2004
study – colour inkjet, paper, dibond
20,6 x 31,5 cm

Note / Van Warmerdam wanted to make a photograph of a blue sky with an optimistic and abstract atmosphere. She had herself photographed in such a way that only a small part of her face – virtually unrecognizable – is in the picture.

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Mad cows!, 2002

Mad cows!, 2002
inkjet on paper, museum glass, frame
approx. 62 x 92 cm (48 x 70 cm)
edition 5

Mad cows!, 2002
study – colour photograph on dibond, perspex
20,6 x 31 cm

Note / MvW: ‘Someone once said to me, “Look, a cow with a ‘laken’ (sheet); that’s a Lakenvelder.” I’d never seen these animals in that light before, and they do indeed look as though they’re wearing a sheet. This was in the time of mad cow disease and I thought: this cow is black and white, and black and white can be reversed.

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Ça change (It changes), 2002

Ça change (It changes), 2002
colour photographs on dibond
6 parts, 29 x 33 cm each
edition 5

Note / MvW: ‘I wanted to make a drawing with light, with the motion of light in the air.’

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