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

2018 amvk photo m hkacc (c)image: AMVK
Videoklok, 1987-2018
Installation , dimensions variable
video installation with four rotating monitors


"From the series L’Age d’or: these are drawings of Danny Devos that I needed to make Videoklok (Videoclock). I drew Danny at home in twelve different phases. He was tied up in such a way that, together with a stick, his legs formed a triangle. One drawing for each hour of the clock.

In each of those stages, I incorporated an image of the consecutive numbers, from one to twelve, interpreted by cabbala and tarot. It has to do with the myth of Prometheus, in which the liver of a young man who is tied to a rock grows every day, after being eaten by an eagle. The work is about life fire, the act of drawing, digitalism, old gnostic interpretations of the geometries in the universe."