Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

Kunsthalle Bern

The first exhibition at the Kunsthalle Bern under its new director, the young Belgian curator Philippe Pirotte, was Anne-Mie van Kerckhoven’s “Europäisches Zentrum für Futuristische Kunst” (European Center for Futuristic Art), which employed a multitude of media, ranging from quill drawing to photographic print, wall painting, video projection, and interactive computer. This only gives a hint of the complexity of its content of textual and visual quotes, however, and the clearly symmetrical layout of the installation’s spaces on the upper floor of the kunsthalle also reveals a more rigorous conceptual layer of her work that goes beyond the technological delirium of historical Futurism.

The key piece in the exhibition was the video installation Deeper, 2003, in the central hall. From two projectors, nineteen scenes featuring the dancer Marc Vanrunxt glide across the room. Interior and

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