Fab50! Celebrating Beursschouwburg
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven AMVK
film screening extra muros
25 FEB — 1 MAR 2015

Place is where the mind is

An atmospheric typecast of the life in and around the artist initiative ‘Club Moral’, an association that focused on extreme forms of art for about seven years. The movie is based on portraits of people in and around the club.

19 keys vs 39 steps

Confrontation of the devilish mechanisms of film-making with the 19 Satanic Rituals to evoke the devil’s help. The structure of the movie was built on 19 stills of Alfred Hitchcock’s film ‘The 39 Steps’ (1935). The movie was mostly accompanied by a live music mix of Arnold Schoenberg’s ‘Erklärte Nacht’ and Danny Devos chanting the Enochian version of the ritual texts to be performed during the original rituals, found in the notorious book ‘The Satanic Bible’ of Anton Szandor Lavey. The story tells about three friends, a fight and a murder.

The Lips of Osiris Ani

A film about love, identity and re-incarnation, all trapped in the cycle of evolution. ‘The Lips of Osiris Ani’ was originally made to accompany a live performance by Club Moral in which Danny Devos shouts, his head under water, the sound amplified by a hydrophone. This while Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven recites the text: “The Lips of Osiris Ani, a fragment of the Egyptian Book of the Death in which the gods are asked to re-open the mouth of the beloved one.”

Place is where the mind is
1982, 16'18", colour, sound

19 keys vs 39 steps
1983, 23', colour, sound

The Lips of Osiris Ani
1984, 17'50", colour, sound

At Argos
Werfstraat 13 rue du Chantier
1000 Brussels
http://www.argosarts.org

The Lips of Osiris Ani
1984, 17'50", colour, sound

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