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

20140000c kl (c)image: AMVK
Series , 14 x (100 x 150 cm)
casein paint, acryl paint and spay paint on digital prints, mounted on wooden board with glue and metal screws

"A series of collages whose effect is inspired by Karol Szymanowski’s impressionistic music piece La Fontaine d’Aréthuse from 1915. As basic images, I took pictures from the magazine Playgirl from 1958, which are scanned and layered, mirrored and multiplied. The works contain texts from the book Rhythm Analysis by Henri Lefebvre from 1992, together with pieces from my first text on computer from 1980.

The titles of the collages are the titles of chapters from Le Miroir des âmes simples et anéanties et qui seulement demeurent en vouloir et désir d’amour (The Mirror of the Simple Souls Who Are Annihilated and Remain Only in Will and Desire of Love by Marguerite Porete, the thirteenth-century mystic. When I read the introduction to that book, I thought: ‘That’s me; I’m the reincarnation of that woman. Her writings are also a sex and technology project, like my HeadNurse project.’"

− AMVK