Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK
(kunst/wetenschap) = (logica/toekomst): Mechanochemistry, 1979
((art/science) = (logics/future): Mechanochemistry)
"I worked on Plexiglas and PVC because it was a societal trend in the 1970s to reject plastic, since it didn’t perish. For me, plastic seemed to be the ideal medium to make art, precisely because of its perpetuity. I’ve always loved plastic, and I used it in an urge to make beautiful things. Yet I made things other people sometimes found ugly. There’s anger and a kind of protest in these works. I use signs that bear the future within themselves, I use new ways of thinking and representing, things which are autonomous. The notions of shape and colour, as separate entities, are being replaced. This is the beginning of a research on information."