Theme for Thalys, 1996
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven filmed “steady hand” with a small camcorder whilst travelling in the Thalys. She focused the colour in the three middle lines of the seat across her, until the tape ran out. She sat motionless and held the image fixed. The least vibration makes the image blur, but it corrects itself in the camera. This machine-correction brings movement anyhow.
Her work with colour is painting with new media. In video she feels a lot of relationship with drawing. The drawing as seismograph of the overload of information, impressions, words and notions from outside. While in language we can cope with things larger than ourselves, in drawing she handles things that are smaller. Lines merge unconnected matters together so we can control life anew. By drawing lines we keep the form together, in an attempt to gain control over impressions for which words are not enough. A theme is territory in chaos. (Ph. Luyckx)
Sound: Mo Becha & AMVK
Producer: AMVK /Club Moral