Sculpture and installation

 

It's a sunny day, 1999

It’s a sunny day, 1999
water, water pumps, plastic bags, rubber, steel, wood
400 x 300 cm

Note / During one of her visits to Warsaw Van Warmerdam bought some flimsy coloured bags. For the exhibition ‘à vent’ in the FRAC Languedoc-Roussillon she thought it would be a good idea to make a swimming pool, bearing in mind the hot sunny days in the South of France. Paddles are used to keep the water in the pool churning constantly, thus making the plastic bags glide majestically across the water surface.

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).