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".


Camera jm Collection M HKA, Antwerp
video, monitor

Caméra non assistée includes recordings of the night-time views from windows. The dates of the recordings are displayed on the image. At first sight the “unaided camera” appears to give a simple, direct and objective account of a trivial view. Yet, there is more than meets the eye. The film is questioned by connecting cinematographic components – recording, projection, light – with visual and architectural elements, such as window blinds and streetlights. The entire montage aims to widen perception.