Sculpture and installation

 

New balls, please!, 2014

New balls, please!, 2014
multi channel sound installation with wood, glass, metal, speakers, sound equipment
sound recording 96Khz-24bit, 8’30”
approx. 280 x 1900 x 135 cm

Note / New balls, please! is a sound piece to which a sculpture has been added. The sound of bouncing tennis balls can be heard emanating from the work, with its zigzag-frontage and vibrating windowpanes. The installation is a response to the exceptionally tall windows in the Seitenlichtsaal at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf.

Sculpture and installation

 

Uit of thuis (Out or at home), 2010

Uit of thuis (Out or at home), 2010
installation with glass, photograph, metal
283 x 334 x 10 cm

Note / The work Out or at home, as in Walk-through landscape of 2000, makes use of a game of ’tis-’tisn’t. The work hangs at the entrance to a block of flats, which the artist defines as a home base where you either are, or are not. From the right of the work a slug can be seen and from the left a snail. MvW: ‘To me, making art is not so much a goal in itself, reacting to things is a particular motivation for me. That’s what I did here.’

Sculpture and installation

 

Bron en gletsjer (Source and glacier), 2006

Bron en gletsjer (Source and glacier), 2006
inkjet on foil, glass, electricity, revolving mechanism
2x 641 x 815 x 100 cm

Note / Two schools are built back to back in Leidsche Rijn. A photo of a river flowing through a landscape is shown on both sides of the glass walls that separate the two school canteens. A mechanism between the two photos makes the river appear to move. MvW: ‘A river originates from a source and flows on endlessly. One never sees the same river twice. It’s like a school; you are only there once!’

Sculpture and installation

 

Vooruit! (Forward!), 2003

Vooruit! (Forward!), 2003
wall drawing, object, acrylic paint, glass
1245 x 774 cm

Note / The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science is constantly working to develop knowledge and culture. On a wall nearly eight metres high, Van Warmerdam made a mural of a homo erectus with a glass table leg in his hand, underpinning the idea that culture is an important component of society. In response to a round of government cuts, Van Warmerdam wrote a letter to the State Secretary, contending that culture in The Netherlands must go forward, not backwards.

Sculpture and installation

 

Tumble, 1990

Tumble, 1990
wood, glass, metal
90 x 180 x 9 cm

Note / A double folded wire mesh bed and a series of tumblers in a row are sandwiched between two wooden boards. The artist intended to evoke a sort of dizziness with the undulating motion of the wire mesh on the one hand and whisky glasses on the other.

Other works

 

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.’

Other works

 

Hopla (Whoops), 2003

Hopla (Whoops), 2003
paint, glass plate
157 x 120 x 0,4 cm

Hopla (Whoops), 2003
study – paint, glass plate
50 x 30 cm

Note / A misted-up window is an open invitation for a finger drawing and Van Warmerdam has captured that here on a sandblasted pane of glass, which should preferably be placed in front of a window.

Other works

 

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.

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.’