Sculpture and installation

 

Water, 2015

Water, 2015
installation with ceramic ink on glass, mirror
880 x 900 cm

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.’

Other works

 

The ping pong man, 2012

The ping pong man, 2012
3 ping-pong balls, mirror, dibond
33 x 25 x 4 cm

Other works

 

Traces 10, 2010

Traces 10, 2010
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
200 x 266 cm

Note / For the series Traces the artist selected stills from worn-out copies of the film Skytypers (1997) and printed them onto mirrors. The traces of wear and tear on the stills and the vapour trails of the aircraft in the sky form two dimensions. A third dimension is added when the viewer sees his or her reflection in the work.

Other works

 

Traces 9, 2010

Traces 9, 2010
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
200 x 266 cm

Note / For the series Traces the artist selected stills from worn-out copies of the film Skytypers (1997) and printed them onto mirrors. The traces of wear and tear on the stills and the vapour trails of the aircraft in the sky form two dimensions. A third dimension is added when the viewer sees his or her reflection in the work.

Other works

 

Traces 8, 2010
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
200 x 266 cm

Note / For the series Traces the artist selected stills from worn-out copies of the film Skytypers (1997) and printed them onto mirrors. The traces of wear and tear on the stills and the vapour trails of the aircraft in the sky form two dimensions. A third dimension is added when the viewer sees his or her reflection in the work.

Other works

 

Traces 7, 2010

Traces 7, 2010
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
200 x 266 cm

Note / For the series Traces the artist selected stills from worn-out copies of the film Skytypers (1997) and printed them onto mirrors. The traces of wear and tear on the stills and the vapour trails of the aircraft in the sky form two dimensions. A third dimension is added when the viewer sees his or her reflection in the work.

Other works

 

Traces 6, 2010

Traces 6, 2010
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
200 x 266 cm

Note / For the series Traces the artist selected stills from worn-out copies of the film Skytypers (1997) and printed them onto mirrors. The traces of wear and tear on the stills and the vapour trails of the aircraft in the sky form two dimensions. A third dimension is added when the viewer sees his or her reflection in the work.

Other works

 

Traces 5, 2010
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
200 x 266 cm

Note / For the series Traces the artist selected stills from worn-out copies of the film Skytypers (1997) and printed them onto mirrors. The traces of wear and tear on the stills and the vapour trails of the aircraft in the sky form two dimensions. A third dimension is added when the viewer sees his or her reflection in the work.

Other works

 

Traces 4, 2010

Traces 4, 2010
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
200 x 266 cm

Note / For the series Traces the artist selected stills from worn-out copies of the film Skytypers (1997) and printed them onto mirrors. The traces of wear and tear on the stills and the vapour trails of the aircraft in the sky form two dimensions. A third dimension is added when the viewer sees his or her reflection in the work.

Other works

 

Traces 3, 2010

Traces 3, 2010
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
200 x 266 cm

Note / For the series Traces the artist selected stills from worn-out copies of the film Skytypers (1997) and printed them onto mirrors. The traces of wear and tear on the stills and the vapour trails of the aircraft in the sky form two dimensions. A third dimension is added when the viewer sees his or her reflection in the work.

Other works

 

Traces 2, 2010
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
200 x 266 cm

Note / For the series Traces the artist selected stills from worn-out copies of the film Skytypers (1997) and printed them onto mirrors. The traces of wear and tear on the stills and the vapour trails of the aircraft in the sky form two dimensions. A third dimension is added when the viewer sees his or her reflection in the work.

Other works

 

Traces 1, 2010

Traces 1, 2010
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
200 x 266 cm

Note / For the series Traces the artist selected stills from worn-out copies of the film Skytypers (1997) and printed them onto mirrors. The traces of wear and tear on the stills and the vapour trails of the aircraft in the sky form two dimensions. A third dimension is added when the viewer sees his or her reflection in the work.

Other works

 

Tree 3, 2008

Tree 3, 2008
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
149,5 x 99 cm

Note / Tree is a series of photos showing images of a tree reflected in
water, but the way these works are experienced, is a step removed from
reality. This is because the photos are literally upturned. The tree appears
to be standing upright because the photo is shown upside down;
it fully complies with the codes of a tree, but with an uneasy sense of
non-reality.

Other works

 

Tree 2, 2008

Tree 2, 2008
149,5 x 99 cm
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
edition 5

Note / Tree is a series of photos showing images of a tree reflected in
water, but the way these works are experienced, is a step removed from
reality. This is because the photos are literally upturned. The tree appears
to be standing upright because the photo is shown upside down;
it fully complies with the codes of a tree, but with an uneasy sense of
non-reality.

Other works

 

Tree 1, 2008

Tree 1, 2008
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
149,5 x 99 cm
edition 5

Note / Tree is a series of photos showing images of a tree reflected in water, but the way these works are experienced, is a step removed from reality. This is because the photos are literally upturned. The tree appears to be standing upright because the photo is shown upside down; it fully complies with the codes of a tree, but with an uneasy sense of non-reality.

Other works

 

Duck, 2008

Duck, 2008
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
66 x 100 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / The swans on the dike are the first things that catch the eye in this photo. With the title, however, Van Warmerdam focuses on a different aspect – the duck sitting in the grass, barely visible, in the middle of the photo.

Other works

 

This bank, that bank, 2006

This bank, that bank, 2006
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
2 parts, 66 x 100 cm each
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / Here the artist stands by a canal in the countryside and shows the left and right banks in the mirror she’s holding. Both reflections are in her words ‘a slice of reality’, like a captured ‘here’ and ‘there’.

Other works

 

Pedestal, 2006

Pedestal, 2006
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
66 x 100 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / After making this work Van Warmerdam realized that she had inadvertently made an extra ephemeral response to Piero Manzoni’s Socle du Monde. With the white sky in the mirror and her hands supporting it, she could only give this work the title ‘Pedestal’.

Other works

 

Grip, 2006

Grip, 2006
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
66 x 100 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / The fingers holding the mirror act as a visual breaking point between the reflection of the adjacent landscape and the landscape immediately in front of the camera.

Other works

 

Take off, 2005

Take off, 2005
screen print on plastic mirror, dibond
100 x 66 cm
edition 6 + 1 AP

Note / Van Warmerdam sees the mirror she’s holding as a slice of reality in which she captures an aeroplane that happens to be flying over.

Other works

 

Film and video

 

Twine, 1999

Twine, 1999
16 mm film loop, colour, 1’51”
projector, loop system, mirror, aluminium, paper, shelf
projection size 15,4 x 21 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / As she had done with Passage and Biljart, Van Warmerdam decided to make Twine into a loop and project it onto a small paper screen using a film projector in order to make the image more intimate.

Film and video

 

Biljart (Pool), 1997
16 mm film loop, colour, 3’53”
projector, loop system, paper, aluminium, mirror, shelf
projection size 18,4 x 13,6 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / MvW: ‘I once saw a photo of a pool champion in an American newspaper. I wanted to recreate that. It had to be something that is motionless and moving simultaneously.’ The film loop shows a pool player standing with a cue in his hand, waiting. While the man looks straight ahead, occasionally a pool ball rolls past.

Film and video

 

Rijst (Rice), 1995

Rijst (Rice), 1995
16 mm film loop, colour, 0’18″
projector, loop system, paper, aluminium, mirror, shelf
projection size 15,4 x 21 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / During a taxi trip in Indonesia, Van Warmerdam suddenly shouted: ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa… stop! I saw something!’ On the side of the road she saw a young woman separating the rice from the husks in a rhythmic tempo. She made Rice with a simple 16mm wind-up camera.