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
De Mens in het Dier, 1985
Video , 00:16:04
video (U-Matic), digitised, sound

"On interpretation and reinterpretation. The laws of thought, moral strength, the power of the image… In the original installation, a central screen shows a personal visual interpretation of Aristotle’s laws on being and non-being. On each side was a smaller monitor with surveillance footage of people viewing three double-sided paintings in another room."

"Every installation, every piece of work is a survival mechanism, is the result of a mechanism that plays in a certain period of my time. Every period in my life is outlined by a series of entities that automatically evolve into a specific theme. This mechanism consists of entities such as feelings, concepts and impressions, pointing towards a theme. By using these themes, I’m able to control them, I can give them a logical position in my life. You can say that I translate or canalize my inner process into an exterior three-dimensional structure. The process puts itself into an "artefakt"." 


Camera: AMVK, Paul Willems

Editing: AMVK, Lu-Group

Soundtrack: AMVK

Actors: Wouter De Rijck, DDV, Marc Vanrunxt, AMVK

Produced by: ICC Antwerpen, Club Moral