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
Genezen Worden van de Realiteit, 2007
Film , 00:07:57
computer animation

"In 2001 I spontaneously started preparing an animation film dedicated to “Kom op Tegen Kanker”. I never sent it anywhere because I didn’t know where I could send it to, because I suddenly thought that this organisation wasn’t really waiting for this kind of support. So I stopped the final processing.

As a starting point, I had used a drawing that I made a couple of years before, in 1994, at the Belgian seaside. The basis is a castle-villa, drawn from the beach. Three large staircases lead towards it, clouds are driven behind it. In one way or another this inspired me to have two flying figures evolving in front of and next to this house. With thin sound in the background.

For me this house represents a feeling of happiness which is difficult to reach, but which has the potential to fulfill a promise in all its variations and possibilities."


Sound: “Time is reallly good” by AMVK, 2006

Post-productie: Danny Devos

Producer: Club Moral