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: Works

(c)image: AMVK
Individu: Duiding, 1991
Series , 5 x (+/- 50 x 40 cm)

"Description kills Foundation.

1. Shifts of attention and the size of stimuli are aware of the nonrationality of strategy in general. Eye fixation knocks, knocks and mental rotation is amongst us. The naive versus the sophisticated, depth versus the picture-plae. Clockwise or counterclockwise my hand reaches out, I see it. I want you. Right versus left, our phantom hands melt together. In spite of the gravitational upright I start to fold mentally. The expected versus the unexpected. Mental practice-distance and time. Your neck. Is it expansion or contraction, the right versus the left?

2. Too down by earth is common fate: cubicul stimuli arouse, together with target stimuli. Gravitational upright, my inaccessibility tastes the match versus the unmatch. Multistable or not, I start to transform mentally. I rotate to the depth, nonanalog rotation. Arrays. I need distractors to overcome this fluid state. My mental practise is not able to live with this degree of instability. The positive versus the negative, nonrational, too many levels of description. Naked, too much.

3. 4 years earlier: my introspective program is causally connected to itself. I keep my statistics on the program of my own behavior. They supply in deductive power, they know what they know, they make ad hoc conclusions. To get a flavor of the power of reflexion you can study the architecture of reflexion. You will find internal errors triggered and you will submit to objective orientated circular interpretation. Before and after methods do not free us from inconsistent, uncertain and incomplete behavior.

4. Graceful degradation. Subset. Fighting hostile feelings, I fear the cycle of unpleasant things. Alienated I long for fixations. But there is only blankness."

− AMVK, May 1991

From: “Individu: Duiding. Verboden verbindingen + Twijfealchtige verbanden”, KMSK/ICC, 18-10-1991 tot 15-12-1991, p. 22. (Exhibition Catalogue)