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".

Nazanin Fakoor

Nazaninfakoor lightdrawing jurgen image: (c) Jurgen Addiers, Collectie M HKA, Antwerpen, Collectie Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Light Drawing, 2016

In her installation Light Drawing, Nazanin Fakoor gives free range to the influence of the environment on her artistic practice. By using the reflection of light rays on a reflective fabric, a light pattern is created that is graphically influenced by small air displacements, which are caused by the movement of visitors. Because the drawing is continuously in movement, the reflected picture of the light source is always changing, generating hypnotic patterns that refer to cosmic evocations.