Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven / AMVK
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.