The exhibition project Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna is a collaboration between M HKA (Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp) and the cultural centre de Werft in Geel. Middle Gate II is the follow up to the exhibition Middle Gate, curated by Jan Hoet in Geel in 2013. The exhibition concept is closely tied to the legend of the holy Dymphna, saint of the possessed, the mentally ill and patroness against epilepsy and insanity. The legend of Dymphna shares a strong connection to the identity of Geel, "the charitable city".

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK

The Lips of Osiris Ani, 1984
Video , 00:19:15 / 00:17:50
super 8 film

"A film about love, identity and re-incarnation. Trapped in the cycle of evolution. The film was made to accompany a live performance by Club Moral in which Danny Devos shouts, his head under water, the sound amplified by a hydrophone. This while AMVK recites the text: “The Lips of Osiris Ani, a fragment of the Egyptian Book of the Dead in which the gods are asked to re-open the mouth of the beloved one."


Camera: AMVK, DDV

Editing: AMVK

Soundtrack: Club Moral

Actors: Different animals, Club Moral and friends

Produced by: Club Moral