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: Film

(c)video still: AMVK
Komfort Über Alles!, 1980
Video , 00:16:09
video (U-Matic), digitalized, sound

"The installation Komfort Über Alles was about problems and their solution. It consisted of 5 core works, surrounded by smaller acolytes as support. Each larger work acted as a machine, as a step towards the solution of the problem. There was a clear pathway within the installation and one was helped by an additional, matching brochure. The works had titles like Braintester, Precision Analyser, Problem Detector, Structure Apparatus and Evolution Monitor."

"In the 17th Century there was the Intellectual Revolution, in the 19th Century: the Industrial Revolution and in the 20th: the Sexual Revolution. Now we are living in the digital revolution. One and Zero. Yes or No. A lot of pain is caused by moralism, duality. Black and white, The art lover is attracted to the abstract, while the abstract will never be sexually stimulating." 


Editing: AMVK

Soundtrack: Willy Tielemans

Actors: AMVK

Produced by: AMVK, Club Moral, De Warande