Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven’s (AMVK) oeuvre is multi medial, philosophical, post-feminist, subversive, imploring. She has been experimenting for years with the most diverse (digital) media - from the photocopier in the seventies to photoshop from the noughties, from video work to painting on plexiglas. The DOCU-PRESS exhibition offers a selection of AMVK’s printed work, from the seventies to works that were made just a few weeks ago.
During her residence in January this year, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven produced a series of silk-screen prints entitled ‘Verborgen Lagen’ [Hidden Layers]. It was the fascination for the production process of that one forgotten Flemish tradition, tapestry art, which inspired AMVK at the start of her residence. Using the analogy of the time-honoured weaving technique, Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven investigated how she could unravel the technical components of a printed image. In this way, attention emerges for human error, the irregularities that arise during the labour of printing. The deviant copies expose an unexpected gentleness in the mechanical procedure.
06.01.2014 - 31.01.2014