Sculpture and installation

 

Lila la la op sokkel (Lila la la on a pedestal), 1997

Lila la la op sokkel (Lila la la on a pedestal), 1997
cardboard, pedestal, wheel mechanism, shelf
149 x 28 x 27,5 cm

Note / A rotating camera was set up at the entrance to Galerie van Gelder and connected directly to a monitor for the exhibition ‘JCJ Vanderheyden / Marijke van Warmerdam’. JCJ Vanderheyden’s camera, which recorded visitors as they entered, stood on Van Warmerdam’s green pedestal, which was used the following year in Galerie Micheline Szwajcer’s stand at the art fair Art Forum Berlin to draw attention to Van Warmerdam’s ultra-short two-hour exhibition in DAAD, Berlin.

Sculpture and installation

 

Roterende camera/sokkel (Rotating camera/pedestal), 1997

Roterende camera/sokkel (Rotating camera/pedestal), 1997
in collaboration with JCJ Vanderheyden
cardboard, pedestal, wheel mechanism, shelf, monitor, video camera
149 x 28 x 27,5 cm en 44 x 58 x 58 cm

Hidden works

 

Kijk eens! (Have a look!), 2004

Kijk eens! (Have a look!), 2004
offset on paper, shelf
10,5 x 14,8 cm
edition 1.250

Note / For De Kleine Biennale in Fort Vechten near Bunnik, Van Warmerdam made a postcard that responds to the way children learn to see things. The title on the left and a rectangle on the right, indicating where to place the stamp, together with a vertical line, form two eyes and a nose.

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.

Film and video

 

Green, 2001

Green, 2001
film on DVD, colour, 1’11”
hard disk player, LCD screen, shelf
screen size approx. 30 x 40 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / An explicit link is made between the glowing leaf on the edge of the sandpit and the children’s hands frantically building sandcastles.

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

 

Another planet, 1998

Another planet, 1998
VHS, video loop, colour, 48″
DVD-player, monitor, wooden shelf, steel
monitor: 52 cm diagonal / shelf: 44 x 58 x 58 cm
edition: 3 for each language: Dutch, English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish
added: DVD

Note / MvW: ‘The end of a film is never the end, because it remains in your head, you think about it, you remember fragments of it. An end is never-ending…’

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.

Film and video

 

Fiets (Bicycle), 1994

Fiets (Bicycle), 1994
VHS, colour, sound, 2’12”
monitor, 8 bricks, wooden shelf
monitor: 52 cm diagonal / bricks and shelf: 15 x 62 x 45 cm
edition 10 + 2 AP
added: DVD

Note / Van Warmerdam videoed a rehearsal of the performance Bicycle the day before the opening of the ‘Caravanserail’ exhibition. The ringing of the church bells was not in the script, but Van Warmerdam was delighted to record it in the video.

Film and video

 

Passage, 1992

Passage, 1992
16 mm film loop, black and white, 2’36”
projector, loop system, shelf, paper screen
projection size 15 x 21 cm
edition 5 + 1 AP

Note / Coming and going is a theme Van Warmerdam uses frequently. In Passage, the artist uses an animated film to reveal the essence of the phenomenon of film in an abstract form.