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)still: AMVK
De sexuele revolutie, 1997
computer animation

"The interactive projection “The sexual revolution” happens straight from a computer. It cuts the exhibition in two, happens on a fluorescent sheet of 2 by 3 meters and is divided in three. One can see three independent running animations, each with their own sound. The films can be stopped each one separately, and then activated again. When the mouse, that controls all these actions, is left alone for more than three minutes, the projection starts anew from the beginning. The image was first cut in the middle horizontally, then the top part was divided again. By this I try to act out a personal image of the human brain; top left is the conscious, top right the unconscious and underneath the subconscious. The subconscious is as large as the sum of both others.

I defined the Conscious as that what I order my material biotope to do, the SELF, 2 or 3000 years old, the Unconscious as that what the social biotope whispers to me, the instinct, the Knowledge, and the Subconscious as that what the genetic biotope offers me, the robot, the unconscious agens, science, intuition."


Images, animation and sound: AMVK

Interactivity: Danny Devos

Producer: Club Moral