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

 

Zoeken en vinden (Seeking and finding), 2008

Zoeken en vinden (Seeking and finding), 2008
tennisball, hockeyball, mirror, metal
27,5 x 21,5 x 14 cm
edition 2

Note / MvW: ‘Hockey and tennis are two sports I used to play as a child. I have been playing tennis again for a number of years now. The first time I stood on the court after a long absence I hit a ball over the fence. I never found that tennis ball, but I did find a hockey ball instead.’

Sculpture and installation

 

Hier gibt es höhere Wesen (Here are higher beings), 2005

Hier gibt es höhere Wesen (Here are higher beings), 2005
pyrite in matrix and stone, metal, paint
21,5 x 21 x 21,5 cm
edition 2

Note / While searching for a suitable butterfly for You and I (2004), Van Warmerdam stumbled upon pyrite, a mineral that crystallizes in the form of cubes. She left the perfect geometric form untouched in the rock and made a wall-mount, the triangular shape of which refers to the painting Höhere Wesen befahlen rechte obere Ecke schwarz malen! by Sigmar Polke. Here, she goes a step further by playing virtually no mediating role and showing what was created by a higher being.

Sculpture and installation

 

You and I, 2004

You and I, 2004
butterfly, wooden box, tape, metal
20 x 15 x 16 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / How can a work made by an artist be reconciled with the way that work is seen by the viewer? After making a case containing a tropical butterfly like a jewel, Van Warmerdam stuck strips of reflective aluminium tape on the window of the case. The title of the work was soon decided.

Sculpture and installation

 

Sculpture and installation

 

Raket (Rocket), 1998

Raket (Rocket), 1998
metal, screen print, other materials
approx. 320 x 95 x 165 cm
edition 30 + 1 AP

Babyraket (Baby rocket), 1998
metal, screen print, other materials
approx. 136 x 39 x 89 cm

Note / In addition to Vrroem, Van Warmerdam wanted to make a work for the exhibition in Galerie Micheline Szwajcer in Antwerp as a reaction to the Belgian comic book culture. For this work she chose an image associated with the comic hero Tintin and made a rocket, which can actually be launched by standing on a pedal. On the advice of the firm of solicitors Boekel De Nerée concerning the copyright, she asked Erven Hergé’s permission to use the typical red and white rocket.

Sculpture and installation

 

Untitled (the little boy), 1991

Untitled (the little boy), 1991
wood, paint, metal
161 x 43 x 20 cm

Note / Van Warmerdam saw a knife thrower in the Jemaa el Fna Square in Marrakesh. The little boy, who watched the knives flying towards him while standing confidently against a wall, made such an impression on her that it resulted in a sculpture.

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.

Sculpture and installation

 

Maar ondertussen (But meanwhile), 1989

Maar ondertussen (But meanwhile), 1989
fabric, wood, metal
approx. 100 x 144 x 77 cm

Sculpture and installation

 

Bene, 1989

Bene, 1989
metal, rubber, plastic
Ø 192 x 8 cm

Note / Van Warmerdam thought a hoop with two running legs inside it seemed like a good idea to initiate movement. By actually giving the wheel a push, it is possible to make the legs run even better. The word ‘bene’, ‘well’ in Italian, is a phonetic play on words with the Dutch ‘benen’ (legs).

Other works

 

Uit en thuis (Home and away), 2005

Uit en thuis (Home and away), 2005
2 photographs on dibond back-to-back, metal axle
20 x 25 cm / 4 x 26 x 3,5 cm
edition 10