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.

19 Enochian Keys Versus 39 Steps of Hitchcock

(c)image: AMVK
20 June - 25 June 1983
Produktion Hair, London

In the very small space of ProduKtionHAIR I hung 10 transparent plastic folios on rubber wires. The folios hang in a certain order, and represent the 19 Enochian Keys. These keys are each on one side of a folio presented by a combination of images of myself, buildings, people in hypnosis and trance.

With the exposition goes a film ‘39 Steps/19 Keys’, in which I make a comparison between the demonic manner of filmmaking of A. Hitchcock on one hand and the 19 ways of evoking the devil on the other hand.

As soundtrack the 19 Enochian Keys are called with background-music by A.Schönberg.