Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven (also known as AMVK) is an artist of singular complexity. Born in 1951 in Antwerp, where she still lives and works, she has been active since the 1970s as a visual artist, graphic designer and performer. She has always been a pioneer. She should, first and foremost, be considered an artist for the future. AMVK’s practice is truly interdisciplinary.

M HKA wants to introduce Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven to a wider audience as an innovator of forms and interpreter of moods - as oxygen of the whole society.

AMVK: Installations

15 1989 de vijfde kracht installatie   film  kopie (c)image: AMVK
De 5de Kracht, 1989
Installation , variable dimensions
video installation, 1 projection, 5 monitors

(The 5th Force)

"By making the installation De 5de kracht, I wanted to create a space of cult in which various moral survival systems could exist at the same time, in order to get a picture of what determines us as westerners in our behaviour and rational development. Atheistic but also religious ideas, Rosicrucians, practitioners of black magic, freemasons, evolution and information sects, pagan incantations, pop culture...

It’s all there. It’s an attempt to reunite what is torn by civilisation and consciousness. To do this, I used knowledge representation, more specifically artificial intelligence, and combined it with medical colour indications on photos of the faces of heart patients. At the back of my mind, I thought of intelligence as a disease of civilisation, a kind of mould that has invaded our minds."

− AMVK