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Guido van der Werve
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Guido van der Werve
Nummer acht, Everything is going to be alright, 2007
16mm to HD, Duration: 10 minutes 10 seconds

 

Guido van der Werve was born in Papendrecht, the Netherlands in 1977 and currently lives and works in Berlin. Van der Werve pursued studies in industrial design, archaeology, music composition, and Russian language and literature at several universities in the Netherlands before beginning to create his first video documented performances around 2000. Since that time he has created a variety of works, including films, videos, and artist’s books in chronological order from two to seventeen. 

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Guido van der Werve
Nummer zes, Steinway grand piano, wake me up to go to sleep, and all the colors of the rainbow, 2006
35mm film, Duration: 17 minutes, 9 seconds

Recent showings of his work include solo exhibitions at FuturDome, Milan; the Seattle Art Museum; Museum of Modern Art, New York; High Line, New York; Giuliani Foundation, Rome; De Hallen Haarlem in the Netherlands. Van der Werve’s nummer veertien, home, won the 2013 Golden Calf award in Amsterdam for Best Short Film. The performance of his Requiem, home, written for this film, has been performed internationally several times, including in such cities as Moscow, Rome, and New York. In Spring 2021, there will be a mid-career survey of the artist’s work at the EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, accompanied by a major publication.

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Guido van der Werve
Nummer zestien, the present moment, 2016 
Three-channel HD video installation with player piano, Duration: 58 minutes
From an edition of 8 with 2 artist's proofs

Guido van der Werve
Nummer zeventien, killing time attempt one, from the deepest mountain to the highest ocean, 2015
2 channel video installation, HD video, Duration: 9 hours 41 minutes
Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs

Guido van der Werve
Nummer veertien, home, 2012
Edition of 8 plus 2 artist's proofs
4K video, Duration: 54 minutes

Guido van der Werve
Nummer dertien, effugio B: portrait of the artist as a mountaineer, 2010
Edition of 4
Two framed digital c-prints; one framed text
Each: 22 7/8 x 17 3/8 inches (58.1 x 44.13 cm)

Guido van der Werve
Nummer twaalf, Variations on a theme: The King's Gambit accepted, the number of stars in the sky and why a piano cannot be tuned or waiting for an earthquake, 2009

Edition of 8 and 2 artist's proofs
4k video, Duration: 40 minutes

Guido van der Werve
Nummer negen, the day I didn't turn with the world, 2008
Timelapse photography, Duration: 9 minutes

Guido van der Werve
Nummer acht, Everything is going to be alright, 2007
16mm to HD, Duration: 10 minutes, 10 seconds

Guido van der Werve
Nummer zeven, The clouds are more beautiful from above, 2006
HD video, Duration: 8 minutes, 49 seconds

Guido van der Werve
Nummer zes, Steinway grand piano, wake me up to go to sleep, and all the colors of the rainbow, 2006
35mm film, Duration: 17 minutes, 9 seconds

Guido van der Werve
Nummer vier, I don't want to get involved in this, I don't want to be a part of this, Talk me out of it, 2005
35mm film, Duration: 11 minutes, 47 seconds

Guido van der Werve
Nummer drie, take step fall, 2004
35mm film, Duration: 10 minutes, 38 seconds

Guido van der Werve
Nummer twee, Just because I'm standing here, doesn't mean I want to, 2003
35mm film, Duration: 3 minutes, 08 seconds

Contact

For more information, please contact Lauren Wittels at lauren@luhringaugustine.com.

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