Diary 2000, 1999
21,4 x 15,3 x 2,8 cm
edition 500, of which 30 signed
publisher: CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan
Note / The CCA in Kitakyushu invited Van Warmerdam to make an artist’s book. She took her inspiration from The great wave off Kanagawa, a woodcut by the Japanese artist Hokusai in which some small boats defy an enormous wave, with Mount Fuji in the background. A world-famous cliché image, which she used for a proposed office diary. This sixteen-metre-long concertina-type diary indirectly refers to the Japanese scroll; one side of the diary is written in Japanese and the other in English.