MARIJKE VAN WARMERDAM
was born in 1962 in the Swiss Rhine Valley. She has lived in Vienna, Leipzig, Basel, Zürich, and currently in California (she could imagine living in many places, but has only one body). She tries to be an artist. She has blue eyes and loves technique. She believes in life before death. She wants to be friendly and make good art.
Marijke van Warmerdam is from Holland and had an international breakthrough with her film loops after she participated in the 1995 Venice Biennale. She had shows in P.S. 1 in New York and Daad-Galerie in Berlin, while living and working in both cities for some years. She participated in the World Expo 2000, and her last solo show, in February 2004 took place at S.M.A.K. in Ghent, Belgium. Her most well-known public art piece
is her film loop Shower at Schiphol Airport, a man taking a shower that never ends. As a fervent mid fore hockey player when she was a teenager, van Warmerdam now could not be more pleased to catch the buck and pass it on, but before doing so she gives the buck a big slam. Goal! On the following pages, reflections on the works of the previous contributing artist Pipilotti Rist are blown and moved around by Marijke’s gods of wind. She enjoys reacting to as well as anticipating any move or image to come. To her this means, for instance, getting assistance from professional people she likes to have nearby, whether film crews or computer maniacs. She thanks Henze Boekhout for fighting with the air bubbles and expresses her utmost gratitude to Fred Sondaar, who squeezed these photographed soap bells in front of the mouths of her wind gods.