Sculpture and installation

 

Lila la la, 1998

Lila la la, 1998
10.000 printed ping pong balls, event

Note / Lila la la consists of ping-pong balls in four colours printed with ‘Lila’ and ‘la’. At the two-hour exhibition in DAAD the balls were thrown out a window on the top floor. They landed on a large terrace and some bounced into the exhibition space. Children collected the balls in straw hats and took them upstairs again and again, where they were thrown out the window once more. Van Warmerdam’s motives: ‘One ping-pong ball makes a beautiful sound, so how beautiful would ten thousand bouncing ping-pong balls sound?… and on top of that, it’s also a loop!’