Die Loreley, 1996
"In this computer-animation Van Kerckhoven links together portrait paintings she made between 1987 and 1990 of 54 people that visited her unexpectedly. These people are acquaintances, friends and relatives. She linked each person chronologically to some words of the poem “Die Loreley” of Heinrich Heine (1797-1856). Melancholy, fate and inevitability of seduction and doom. Sailors, attracted by the enchanting singing of the wind through the Loreley, a riff in the Rhine, reck their ships in trance against it. The Loreley-movie is a morphing of 54 faces, divided in 6 strophes. The soundtrack evokes a barge bobbing up and down, in the water."
"At the centre of a social universe, the abstract, which manifests itself as a symbol, tends to manifest itself in the shape of a figure. This happens in a complex way, fragmented. Look at the ancient gods."
Sound, images and editing: AMVK
Producer: Club Moral