Marijke Van Warmerdam: Promise
14 May – 28 June 2003
Lisson Gallery is pleased to present its second solo exhibition of work by Marijke van Warmerdam, opening on 14th May.
The works in Promise relate to van Warmerdam’s continued interest in the passing of time and the recurring states and actions that exist within it. In the film, photography and sculpture presented in this new body of work van Warmerdam employs repetition and the film loop to superimpose the present with an anticipated future and an imagined past.
The films Weather forecast and Green deal metaphorically with the issue of time passing. In the panoramic film loop Weather forecast, a bathtub acts as a gauge for constantly changing weather conditions. As a red room clears of fog rain begins to fall, made visible by the impact it makes on the surface of the water in the tub. The rainfall turns into a downpour and dances frenetically upon the surface as the tub overflows before being dramatically emptied by a large chunk of ice crashing down from the top of the frame. The rain stops and the ice melts and as the water in the tub begins to overflow, the room fills with fog...Read more