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
Maybe this Time I Win, 1989
Video , 00:06:25
Betacam / U-matic / VHS, computer animation

"A 15 minute animation in which keywords of an exposé on knowledge representation in the field of Artificial Intelligence  are combined with the faces of 15 heartdisease patients. The colors on the patients faces indicate which kind of disease the person suffers of. The film is part of a visual investigation in the intrinsic connection between abstract and concrete cult-places as surviving mechanisms on one hand and on the other hand  progress and civilization diseases." 

"My installations deal with topical problems of contemporary artistic survival related to the restoration of impaired functions of the central nervous system. The fundamental principles underlying the work of the brain, which enabled it to function for many years without interruption, today command the interest of experts  not only in medicine, biology and science, but in art as well. This is because these principles can be utilized to make survival mechanisms more reliable." — AMVK

Camera: AMVK

Editing: AMVK

Animation: AMVK

Soundtrack: Distorted Lisa Minelli song of movie “Cabaret”

Produced by: ICC Antwerpen, Club Moral