Hidden works


My car as though it were driven on the moon..., 1997

My car as though it were driven on the moon…, 1997
offset on paper, shelf
10,5 x 14,8 cm
unlimited edition
publisher: Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zürich

Note / During Van Warmerdam’s exhibition in the Migros museum, Bruce Nauman’s neon work My Name As Though It Were Written on the Surface of the Moon from 1968 was also on display. Nauman made this work in response to TV pictures that were sent back to earth with a delay from the lunar orbiter, which resulted in an elongated image being received. On seeing the neon text ‘bbbbbbrrrrrruuuuuucccccceeeeee’, Van Warmerdam imagined how it would sound if she were to drive a car across the moon. Because of the moon’s negligible atmosphere, after an initial pop the sound would reach no further than the text on the card.