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

L'Age d'Or Nr 2, 1987
Video , 00:01:00
U-Matic, videoclock

"An installation that gives every 15 minutes an image of the relative power-unfolding during the struggle between now, its past and the future. It is a video-clock that ticks on the rhythm of eternity, examining the powers of cycles and numbers through contact of exact time-measurement with the hidden values that procure evolution and devolution. It is a cyclic rotation, founded on the  4 fundamental symbols which are the circle, the cross, the square and the center." 


Camera: AMVK, DDV

Actors: DDV