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

2018 amvk photo m hkacc (c)image: AMVK
Videoklok, 1987-2018
Installation , dimensions variable
video installation with four rotating monitors

(Videoclock)

"From the series L’Age d’or: these are drawings of Danny Devos that I needed to make Videoklok (Videoclock). I drew Danny at home in twelve different phases. He was tied up in such a way that, together with a stick, his legs formed a triangle. One drawing for each hour of the clock.

In each of those stages, I incorporated an image of the consecutive numbers, from one to twelve, interpreted by cabbala and tarot. It has to do with the myth of Prometheus, in which the liver of a young man who is tied to a rock grows every day, after being eaten by an eagle. The work is about life fire, the act of drawing, digitalism, old gnostic interpretations of the geometries in the universe."

− AMVK