VAN KERCKHOVEN, Anne-Mie
In opposition to the arbitrary, which is the origin of every written and spoken language, I have placed the unspoken, the mystic. From despair 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, Some Sort of Manifesto, 2016–17]
This catalogue was published on the occasion of exhibitions at Museum Abteiberg Mönchengladbach, Kunstverein Hannover, and M HKA, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp.
With texts by Menno Grootveld, Anders Kreuger, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Kathleen Rahn and Susanne Titz, Travis Jeppesen.