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

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5. Effect, 4. Factor, 3. Reflex, 2. Instrument, 1. Principle, 1991
Painting , 244 x 122 x 0.3 cm
silkscreen paint and plastic foil on forex on wood

"The original is a found image of a naked woman from a soft porn magazine. It is an odalisk, waiting at the telephone. I have doubled the image on itself and added abstract elements, coloured, highlighted areas. The numeration has been inverted, going from from 5. to 1.

Normally, you produce instruments from a principle, which after a while become automatic reflexes, which then become a factor of your identity, which ultimately has an effect on the outside world. All these elements will pop up when, as a woman, you show stereotypical behaviour, so that you unconsciously become a channel of assumptions."