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.


(c)image: AMVK
26 April - 31 May 2003
Kunsthalle Lophem, Brugge

"'Deeper' is a video work of about forty minutes, in which AMVK tries to treat obvious, banal pictures in such a way that a new, anything except banal and even alarming reality arises. The character of the movement artist Marc Vanrunxt figures as human presence on a bridge across the motorway, in a room, a garden, an artist workshop etc.. Those pictures are cut through by other pictures, doubled and divided, discoloured and solarised." ... "In this case, the one of AMVK thus, art is no funny moment of aesthetic pleasure, but a confrontation with the onderworld in one's own brain."

(Marc Ruyters in Tijd Cultuur, 14 mei 2003)

The subtitle of the 44-minute movie is: "deeper into matter, further away from hell". What philosophers did before is now being done by particles-scientists: to investigate the essence of matter... Dieper is an anti-sade work. Made in the tradition of the lettrist cinema Dieper reads as much as a book than as it does as a film.