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

 

Preview, 1998

Preview, 1998
CD player, CD, speakers
edition 2

Note / While climbing the staircase in DAAD to the exhibition ‘Lila la la’, visitors could hear cheering football fans via loudspeakers, whose voices swelled and then lowered in disappointment, apparently because a goal had just been missed by a fraction. MvW: ‘An almost goal can be heard in this work.’

Sculpture and installation

 

Solo, 1998

Solo, 1998
CD player, CD, speakers, marble
30 x 100 x 70 cm
edition 3

Note / MvW: ‘In 1996 I was in Quimper on a working trip in preparation for the group exhibition “Travelling Latéral”. In an empty space at the centre Le Quartier, I heard the sound of a trowel scraping on a marble floor. I rerecorded that for the work Solo.’

Sculpture and installation

 

Golf (Wave), 1997

Golf (Wave), 1997
sound, tape, tracks recorder, speakers
approx. 3.500 x 200 cm

Note / For a long corridor in the temporary accommodation of the Van Abbemuseum in Vonderweg in Eindhoven, Van Warmerdam made a soundtrack of oars breaking the water that moved through the corridor acoustically alongside the visitor.

Film and video

 

Echo - Hello version, 1997

Echo – Hello version, 1997-2000
S-16 mm film loop, colour, sound, 3’32”
projector, loop system, projection table, CD, CD-player, speakers
approx. 200 x 334 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / In 2000 Van Warmerdam made a ‘Hello version’ for the London Lisson Gallery. She hired a number of actors who call out ‘hellooooo’ with an echoing voice several times in the film loop. This was used as
a greeting for the visitors to the gallery.

Film and video

 

Echo - Swiss version, 1997

Echo – Swiss version, 1997
S-16 mm film loop, colour, sound, 3’32”
projector, loop system, projection table, CD, CD-player, speakers
approx. 200 x 334 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / For the ground floor of her exhibition ‘Bonjour, bon echo’ in the Centre d’Art Contemporain Fri-Art in Fribourg, Van Warmerdam invited a number of Swiss artists, whose combined (family-name) initials formed the word ‘Fri-Art’ and the street name ‘Petites Rames’. These were: Fleury, Rondinone, Ikemura, Armleder, Rütimann, Thomkins & Pozarek, Emch, Toblerone (not an artist, but a huge bar of chocolate), Ireland, Tinguely, Eigenheer, Schiess, Robert-Tissot, Anüll, Moser, Epars, and Schnider. For the first floor she made a film of a typical Swiss mountainside, at which Michel Ritter, director of the CAC, shouted the names of the Swiss artists, which then returned as an echo.

Film and video

 

Koor (Choir), 1997

Koor (Choir), 1997
2 x 16 mm film loop, colour, sound, 6’39”
2 projectors, 2 loop systems, perfo machine, amplifier, speakers
approx. 77 x 104 cm / 400 x 575 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / For the exhibition ‘Mitenand’, which means ‘together’ in Swiss German, Van Warmerdam made a film of a choir performing a contemporary work by composer Roderik de Man. As companion piece she filmed a young man yodelling in the Swiss Alps. In Koor the footage of the choir, filmed from behind, is alternated with a shot that refers to the local yodelling tradition.

Film and video

 

Frame, 1997

Frame, 1997
in collaboration with Bregtje van der Haak
16 mm film loop, black and white, sound, 5’17″
projector, loop system, projection table, mini-disk, speakers
approx. 285 x 380 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / Together with Bregtje van der Haak, in New York Van Warmerdam interviewed Americans who had something to say about what ‘looking’ meant to them. One interviewee was able to think more clearly when he stared out the window of the train; another was afraid of looking someone straight in the eye. A number of these people were later asked to look out of a window for the film Frame.

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

 

Vliegtuigen (Aeroplanes), 1994

Vliegtuigen (Aeroplanes), 1994
16 mm film loop, colour, sound, 7’55”
projector, loop system, projection table, speakers
approx. 240 x 320 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP
added: ProRes 422 HQ, aspect ratio 4:3

Note / For the exhibition ‘Ik & de Ander’ in the former Berlage stock exchange building in Amsterdam, the initiators Ine Gevers and Jeanne van Heeswijk asked participating artists to make a work that referred to the ‘I and the other’. Van Warmerdam decided to make a work in which no people are present, but instead to ‘react in the opposite direction’, as she herself put it. An aircraft seemed suitable to her, ‘… all the more so because it is actually full of people’.

Film and video

 

Sprong (Jump), 1994

Sprong (Jump), 1994
16 mm film loop, colour, sound, 2’04″
projector, loop system, projection table, speakers
approx. 400 x 300 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / Van Warmerdam made a film about repetition for the exhibition ‘Watt’ in Centrum Witte de With in Rotterdam. The central figure Watt, from the book of the same name by Samuel Beckett, is characterized as someone who used repetition in an almost hypnotic manner.