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

Achterover/Backwards, 2000
Video , 00:05:00
computer animation

"Woman leaning back changes colors slowly, which gives the image an aspect of certain periods of time in art history. Abstract forms come and go like thoughts. The motionless figure relates to the abstract, like colours relate to the giving of a meaning of the image.

The sound is "distorted Webern", a soundimpression of Webern's music on a worn out tape-recorder in my painting studio."


Editing: AMVK

Animation: AMVK

Soundtrack: Distorted Webern by AMVK

Produced by: AMVK / Club Moral