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".


Kinoshita mhka image: (c) M HKA, Collection M HKA, Antwerp
Honingklok, 2017
Glass, Honey

Suchan Kinoshita is continuously rediscovering time. She invents mechanisms that deregulate metrics. This work is part of a series of hourglass-like bottles made in different shapes and sizes. Each bottle contains a different liquid or substance, giving them each their own unique tempo. This bottle is filled with a mixture of honey and oil – to stop coagulation. As is often the case in Kinoshita’s work, this piece takes as its starting point everyday and recognisable objects and connects them to daily activities.