Sculpture and installation

 

You and I, 2004

You and I, 2004
butterfly, wooden box, tape, metal
20 x 15 x 16 cm
edition 3 + 1 AP

Note / How can a work made by an artist be reconciled with the way that work is seen by the viewer? After making a case containing a tropical butterfly like a jewel, Van Warmerdam stuck strips of reflective aluminium tape on the window of the case. The title of the work was soon decided.

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.

Sculpture and installation

 

Namen en namen (Names and names), 1996

Namen en namen (Names and names), 1996
sound, tape, recorder, perspex, motor
23 x 47 x 47 cm
limited edition; series of unique pieces + 1 AP
issued by Haus of Prints Multiples and Drawings, Antwerp

Note / Artist Jan Rothuizen once sent Van Warmerdam a cassette tape on which he had asked various people in the street to say the name ‘Marijke van Warmerdam’. She then made a loop of this recording and turned it into a sound sculpture. It is the first tape in this edition of unique works. In the subsequent tapes the name Van Warmerdam was replaced by that of the person who bought the work. 20 copies eventually came into circulation; the production of this unlimited edition was halted on 31 December 2001 in accordance with an agreement made with the publisher.

Other works

 

The D-word, 2005

The D-word, 2005
aquarel, tape, frame
13,5 x 19,5 cm

Note / MvW: ‘I never use the D…. word. I prefer to stay on the bright side of life. To be caught in the middle of a sneeze now and then is already bad enough.’

Hidden works

 

Stropdas (Tie), 1995

Stropdas (Tie), 1995
tie, microphone, tape recorder, sound tape
147,5 x 9,5 cm

Note / For over twenty years Kees van Gelder has invited artists to make a tie on the occasion of their solo exhibition. For her first exhibition Van Warmerdam came up with a white tie with a microphone and a dictaphone for the inside pocket of the gallery owner, who was able to use it to record the comments of visitors at the opening. After the opening, the gallery owner used this tie again in 1997 at the opening of Van Warmerdam’s exhibition in the Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. Thus far the cassette recordings have never been made public