Marijke Van Warmerdam
Edited by Ellen Seifermann. Essays by Chrissie Iles and Marijke van Warmerdam.
Dutch artist Marijke van Warmerdam has achieved international recognition in recent years, showing her videos at the MUHKA Museum, Antwerp, the Malm‡ Konsthall in Sweden, the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Sydney Biennial and documenta X. Her pieces feature seemingly unspectacular actions--a small boy shivering in the cold, a bear groping about, a child's hands catching and throwing a ball--repeated continuously until they become spectacular. Eschewing the narrative confines of film, van Warmerdam emphasizes video's sculptural qualities, concentrating on calm and almost motionless images that exercise and sharpen the viewer's perceptions. This new monograph presents the first ever overview of van Warmerdam's video work to date, and also draws connections between the artist's videos and her photography and sculptures. Featuring numerous color spreads of her video stills, Marijke van Warmerdam offers a fascinating insight into this artist's already substantial oeuvre.