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
Let's Try to Find Out what Goes on in the Male Barracks, 2007
Video , 00:15:10
computer animation

"Symbolism is the bridge between nineteenth-century Romanticism and twentieth-century Modernism. Work on this film began in the summer of 2004 in Antwerp. There I filmed the Symbolist, personified by painter and fortune teller Mauro Pawlowski. In December that year I filmed body artist Danny Devos, as a personification of Modrnism, in the Paris flat of the curator and editor Guy Schranen. There is also additional footage from Berlin, Xiamen (China) and Vladivostok (Russia). The 16-year-old artist Raphaëlle Jamet completed the picture with her sparkle of young enthusiasm. My presence in the city of Berlin, during my one-year residency at DAAD, turned out to be decisive for this film."


Camera: AMVK

Editing: AMVK

Animation: AMVK

Soundtrack: AMVK, Mauro Pawlowski, Raphaëlle Jamet, Paul Mennes, Bum Collar

Actors: Danny Devos, Guy Schraenen, Louis Wuytack, Mauro Pawlowski, Raphaëlle Jamet

Produced by: DAAD-Berlin / Club Moral