Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK
Urewut, a mystic all-devouring rage.
"These images counter bottomless depths of alienation and unreality. In 2002, in the middle of summer, I took a series of photographs in a sunny French seaside resort at the Atlantic. The loud and outraged beach fun passed me by completely since I was there all by myself, just passing through. I added pictorial elements to 5 of the photographs, did this in a rage of anger and frustration in December 2005, at home, sitting in front of the TV, shortly after I took a look at the most recent overview of contemporary Flemish painting. Then some scraps of text ended up on each of the images: sex-related reflections I wrote years ago. Living and suffering create a contradictory set of images that in its course is trying to iron out a vital problem of an unextinguished yearning for love."
— Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven