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

Anne mie van kerkhoven photo m hkacc19 (c)image: M HKA
Flash Back/ Yéyé /Locus Solis, 2013

Through this animation Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven is trying to recreate the atmosphere at the beginning of the Sixties as she felt as a teenager. An atmosphere that is self-described as a dark period that was suffering under the strain of eroticism and violence. She does this by sampling images which we can see from the clip Chez Les YeYe (1962) by Serge Gainsbourg, and the house interior that the modernist architect Marcel Breuer built for himself in the U.S. When the Frenchman Serge Gainsbourg is using American influences in the tradition of the "chanson" the Hungarian Marcel Breuer brings a European aesthetic to America.