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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Filosofische ruimtes, 1998-2003
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digital images

(Philosophical Rooms)

"Every Filosofische ruimte is a computer interpretation of an existing interior, in which I redefine the visual aspect according to the philosopher's mental impact. The name becomes a presence in space in the form of a word. I made my first Filosofische ruimte, Descartes, in 1998. Then Spinoza and Leibniz. Each space is given a different appearance, based on the philosopher's theory. It is me, the avatar, who welcomes the specific theory in an interior that is adapted to the circumstances. I take the liberty of drawing a very precise connection between each philosopher and my own personal evolution as a thinker."