SUPER DEMOCRACY - The Senate of Things

Three cultural institutions enter into a dialogue with the Belgian Senate during the exhibition SUPERDEMOCRACY, which is on display throughout October. BPS22 in Charleroi, BOZAR in Brussels and M HKA in Antwerp provide a cultural dimension to the Senate’s current issues.

1.10.2017 - 31.10.2017

Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK

Amvk videosheet 46a (c)video still: AMVK
Video , variable dimensions
computer animation

"The screen is divided in two halves.

At the top five different images of the roof of the buildings of the Ministry at the Koolstraat in Brussels. Every image refers to a working day, each working day with a word. By clicking on one of the words, one enters the corresponding day. The words are for Monday: subset, Tuesday: subtend, Wednesday: syntex, Thursday: flux and Friday: inter. Every day is available in 10 variations of the same theme that change at random. If you click another word, another day will appear. If you click in the day, then five eroticized concepts will appear after each other, thus every day five women images, re-used in function of core words from a lecture about thermodynamics.

Every day also has its own sound, a slow wave, a deformed oscillation, very elemental, simple, absurd in its infinity.

The bottom part of the screen is an animation of a still of four people having a conversation in an art gallery. This film is three minutes long and needs to be activated each time by the spectator. A matter or reinforcing the social aspect of the lower half also by real intervention of the spectator. The beginning and ending is a white screen.

And all this while the roof of the ministry is evoluating undisturbed, at random."

− AMVK


Concept / Images / Editing: AMVK

Interactivity and postproduction: Danny Devos

Producer: Club Moral