Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven: ‘Some Sort of Manifesto’, 2016-17

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven: ‘Some Sort of Manifesto’, 2016-17
Donnerstag, 14. Februar 2017, 19 Uhr, Aula

In opposition to the arbitrary, which is the origin of every written and spoken language, I have placed the unspoken, the mystic. From dispair to ecstasy, that is what the mystic is about now. This is the all-devouring lust for life and love. Unification, not feeling separated from the rest. No ego, no boundaries. Creation becomes one with its creator. I call it the analogue. The analogue versus the arbitrary. The analogue is ritual, evil, mystery, desire, yearning, lust, while the digital is control, technology, sublimation, dependence, cleanliness, transparency. The analogue plus the digital is what humans are about: perspective.

Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven (*1951, Antwerpen/BE) lives and works in Antwerpen.
Working across historical boundaries and artistic disciplines, Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven explores different ways of describing the world, which she locates between the antitheses of eros and ratio. In terms of content, this is linked on the one hand to concepts of the sexualized female body, and on the other to a technoid algorithmic logic; formally, this tension manifests itself in both computer-generated and hand-drawn images.

Der Vortrag findet in englischer Sprache statt.