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
My Heart of My Coming into Being, 2002
Video , 00:05:43
computer animation

"A figure is sitting down and staring at the sun, while its thoughts mingle with the horizon. The figure simplifies itself to abstract shapes, colors, then nothing. After which the person exists again as an idea to live forever.

This computer animation was made at the request of the UIA, the University of Antwerp, department of palliative care (PHA)."


Camera: AMVK

Editing: AMVK

Animation: AMVK

Soundtrack: ‘Mutation’ (1969) by Jean Claude Risset

Produced by: PHA, UIA Antwerp, Club Moral