Bathyle De La Deschenières
Bathyle de la Deschenières” is the main character in "La Belle et le Manant", published in n° 45 of the periodical Regal. Regal is a gentlemen's magazine from the 1950s, from which Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven took her inspiration to create a series of works, with which she is still occupied.
She selected 10 layouts from the magazine and used them to create computer designs on plexiglass. Her current primary manner of work is reusing double pages from these magazines and to transform them into larger works. She starts out with computer prints and then continues creating them by hand. The series concerns fantasies, confusion, reality, utopia in decline and psychosis.
For the installation, various works inspired by the subject “Bathyle de la Deschenières” will be exhibited in the Bensimon shop, located at Steenhouwersvest 40 in Antwerp.