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

Dance of the 7 veils, 1991
Video , 00:06:36
VHS, videoclip

"In “Dance of the7 Veils”, a fragment of Vanrunxt’s play “Sur scène”, Marc dances his solo in a park in Schilde. Van Kerckhoven films the six minutes choreography in one take. For three successive days, at six in the morning, at noon and at six in the evening, this scenario is repeated.  These three takes are superimposed.  The images are recast in unreal colors. The lyrical soundtrack is composed by the outdoor lowkey camerarecording of Strauss, injected with the nervous sound of the camera manipulation and the natural sound of birds chirping on three different moments on a summer day."

− AMVK


Dancer/ performer: Marc Vanrunxt

Camera: AMVK

Sound: Richard Strauss/AMVK

Editing: AMVK, Lu - grou