Marijke Van Warmerdam: First Drop

Marijke Van Warmerdam: First Drop
Library Shelf Location 18.WARM
Publication Date 2006
Description This work features an essay by Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith. The work of Marijke van Warmerdam is concerned essentially with the movement, endlessly back and forth, between polar opposites. Gravity is foiled by weightlessness, colour by black-and-white, 'good days' by 'bad days', and so on. Through the embodiment of such duality in her artistic gestures, she maintains a certain edginess, a tension that is not conducive simply to meditation or somnolence. Two new films by van Warmerdam, shown in this exhibition at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, exemplify her insistence on the consideration of contrasts. "Dream Machine" starts with a drinking glass of water, following the introduction of drops of milk and their close-up dilution, while "Wake Up!" presents a landscape, untouched by human presence, hit by a sudden gush of water, introduced from the left-hand side of the screen.
ISBN 190486421X
Quantity 1
Pages 79
Editor Helen Legg
Authors Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Jonathan Watkins
Formats Exhibition Catalogue, Hardback
Publisher Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Related Artist Marijke Van Warmerdam
Categories Photography, Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team), Film and Artists' Moving Image
Keyword Dreams
Related Galleries Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Artist's Nationality Dutch
Language English

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