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

Adam of Eva in het Paradijs - B, 2004
Video , 00:08:53
computer animation

(Adam or Eve in Paradise - B)

"On the incestuous gesture of the hero as an androgynous larva, craving a return to our mum by sad penetration, a casual Dance of Death performed in a twilit room, a calm plain alike, the worship kept silent, drowned out by masked gossipers, ashamed of the song of the caressing black, old electric carnival which once provoked silence, until the tourist pleases himself into a skin of hiss, in mono."

− Mauro Pawlowski


Concept: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven en Mauro Pawlowski

Sound: Mauro Pawlowski

Acting: Mauro Pawwlowski, Dennis Denijs and many friends.

Camera: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven, Danny Devos, Chris Van Camp and assistant.

Animation and montage: Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Producer: MOMU, Antwerpen/Club Moral