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
Video , variable dimensions
computer animation

"The screen is divided in two halves.

At the top five different images of the roof of the buildings of the Ministry at the Koolstraat in Brussels. Every image refers to a working day, each working day with a word. By clicking on one of the words, one enters the corresponding day. The words are for Monday: subset, Tuesday: subtend, Wednesday: syntex, Thursday: flux and Friday: inter. Every day is available in 10 variations of the same theme that change at random. If you click another word, another day will appear. If you click in the day, then five eroticized concepts will appear after each other, thus every day five women images, re-used in function of core words from a lecture about thermodynamics.

Every day also has its own sound, a slow wave, a deformed oscillation, very elemental, simple, absurd in its infinity.

The bottom part of the screen is an animation of a still of four people having a conversation in an art gallery. This film is three minutes long and needs to be activated each time by the spectator. A matter or reinforcing the social aspect of the lower half also by real intervention of the spectator. The beginning and ending is a white screen.

And all this while the roof of the ministry is evoluating undisturbed, at random."


Concept / Images / Editing: AMVK

Interactivity and postproduction: Danny Devos

Producer: Club Moral