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

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computer animation / loop

"The criterium of substance is its activity: impression of young man on roof, march 1999.

Equation: Art/Architecture = Cinema/Truth. Using the structure of Baroque music and philosophy, the Barman film was attached to the essence of Leibnizer philosophy: the criterium of substance is its activity, its power.

The alchemist state of this work is situated in the phase of glowing out:  the battle between dark and light, the diagonale. Mixing virtuosity, calculation and emotion."


Animation and sound: AMVK

Production: Club Moral