Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK
5. Effect, 4. Factor, 3. Reflex, 2. Instrument, 1. Principle, 1991
"The original is a found image of a naked woman from a soft porn magazine. It is an odalisk, waiting at the telephone. I have doubled the image on itself and added abstract elements, coloured, highlighted areas. The numeration has been inverted, going from from 5. to 1.
Normally, you produce instruments from a principle, which after a while become automatic reflexes, which then become a factor of your identity, which ultimately has an effect on the outside world. All these elements will pop up when, as a woman, you show stereotypical behaviour, so that you unconsciously become a channel of assumptions."