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

Schermafbeelding 2017 09 27 om 15.37.45 (c)image: AMVK
Individu: Duiding, 1991
Series , 5 x (+/- 50 x 40 cm)

"Description kills Foundation.

1. Shifts of attention and the size of stimuli are aware of the nonrationality of strategy in general. Eye fixation knocks, knocks and mental rotation is amongst us. The naive versus the sophisticated, depth versus the picture-plae. Clockwise or counterclockwise my hand reaches out, I see it. I want you. Right versus left, our phantom hands melt together. In spite of the gravitational upright I start to fold mentally. The expected versus the unexpected. Mental practice-distance and time. Your neck. Is it expansion or contraction, the right versus the left?

2. Too down by earth is common fate: cubicul stimuli arouse, together with target stimuli. Gravitational upright, my inaccessibility tastes the match versus the unmatch. Multistable or not, I start to transform mentally. I rotate to the depth, nonanalog rotation. Arrays. I need distractors to overcome this fluid state. My mental practise is not able to live with this degree of instability. The positive versus the negative, nonrational, too many levels of description. Naked, too much.

3. 4 years earlier: my introspective program is causally connected to itself. I keep my statistics on the program of my own behavior. They supply in deductive power, they know what they know, they make ad hoc conclusions. To get a flavor of the power of reflexion you can study the architecture of reflexion. You will find internal errors triggered and you will submit to objective orientated circular interpretation. Before and after methods do not free us from inconsistent, uncertain and incomplete behavior.

4. Graceful degradation. Subset. Fighting hostile feelings, I fear the cycle of unpleasant things. Alienated I long for fixations. But there is only blankness."

− AMVK, May 1991

From: “Individu: Duiding. Verboden verbindingen + Twijfealchtige verbanden”, KMSK/ICC, 18-10-1991 tot 15-12-1991, p. 22. (Exhibition Catalogue)