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

19770000k bureau copy (c)image: AMVK
Morele herbewapening: Bureau, 1997
Mixed Media , 48.5 x 50 cm
monoprint on pvc with magnetic back

(Moral Rearmament: Desk)

"96 images of women underlie Moral Rearmament. I linked these to terms from books about the capacity for internal self-organisation within systems, about thermodynamics and knowledge representation, about methods of organisation within systems in a state of imbalance, about connectionist networks and about the possibilities to represent concepts and associations. In the margins of that big project, I have made many separate works that have ended up magnetically, and therefore rearrangeably, on the frameworks of my HeadNurse structures."

− AMVK