Marijke van Warmerdam. Then, now, and then

29. October 2022 — 05. February 2023

© Marijke van Warmerdam

With short film loops that pay homage to the beauty of simple movements and spontaneous action in everyday life, Dutch video and media artist Marijke van Warmerdarm first gained international attention at the 1995 Venice Biennale.

Under the title Then, now, and then, the ZKM | Karlsruhe is showing fourteen new films by the artist, which were made in 2017 during a guest residency in Rome and subsequent visits to the Italian capital. The films reveal traces of the dynamism of the Baroque era in today’s Rome, in which the artist captures people jogging, gesticulating in traffic, shopping, and lovers on a bridge. Distance and proximity, visibility and invisibility, movement and rotation alternate. Whether with camera work, light, editing – each film finds its own way to make the restless eddies of the Baroque visible.

The exhibition is part of the program series Female Perspectives dedicated to female positions in Media Art. The artists are Soun-Gui Kim, Marijke van Warmerdam, Analívia Cordeiro and Ulrike Rosenbach.

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