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".

Edith Dekyndt

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Worthlessness, 1997

In Worthlessness, Edith Dekyndt shows the effect of wind on plastic bags found on the street. Filmed by the artist, this waste, witnesses of the consumer society, become random and moving shapes whose look follows external transformations and spatial wanderings, through very diverse environments. The video follows a prosaic object and reveals a movement that is usually unnoticed. It thus makes it possible to divert the experiment towards a poetic field where the futility of a phenomenon is transformed into a sketch with great sensibility.