Hidden works

 

On and on, 2006

On and on, 2006
offset, artist’s book
15,3 x 21,4 x 2,8 cm
edition 300, of which 30 signed
publisher: CCA, Kitakyushu, Japan

Note / After the funeral of her mother in 2006, Van Warmerdam made photos of the flowers on her grave. In the following weeks she recorded the stages of withering, while the winter weather also brought some snow. In On and on the sequence of the photos is reversed, the intention being to turn back time.

Hidden works

 

Diary 2000, 1999

Diary 2000, 1999
offset, leporello
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.

Exhibition views

 

Haru
Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2012
Solo exhibition