Van Kerckhoven?s artistic output includes a diverse
array of mediums including painting, drawing, collage, computer animation,
installation, and zines. Van Kerkhoven synthesizes disparate visual and textual
elements in her work. Her illustrational technique favors hard-edged flat planes
in a neon RGB palette, with her most common imagery being drawn from pre-
sexual revolution soft pornography. She appropriates text from a range of
discourses, including philosophy, science, poetry, theology. Her work addresses
metaphysical reflections on mind, body, universe, and perception.
The Renaissance Society will present four new bodies of work, including
numerous new works on paper; an interactive computer animation; and a related
series of computer generated prints. The new work will be supplemented with
selections of work from throughout her career.
and Pluriform II
are interactive animations that can be accessed on-line. Developed in Quicktime VR, Pluriform I and II are a based on a suite of drawings and collages the artist has translated into a spatialized realm she refers to as a mind map.