M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste échte stappen in het digitale landschap. Ons doel is met behulp van nieuwe media de kunstwerken nog beter te kaderen dan we tot nu toe hebben kunnen doen.

We geven momenteel prioriteit aan smartphones en tablets, m.a.w. de in-museum-ervaring. Maar we zijn evenzeer hard aan het werk aan een veelzijdige desktop-versie. Tot het zover is vind je hier deze tussenversie.

M HKA goes digital

Embracing the possibilities of new media, M HKA is making a particular effort to share its knowledge and give art the framework it deserves.

We are currently focusing on the experience in the museum with this application for smartphones and tablets. In the future this will also lead to a versatile desktop version, which is now still in its construction phase.

Exhibition: De première van de hersenexpansie in kleuren! [The première of the brain expansion in color!]

Wide White Space Gallery, Antwerp

©image: Wim Van Eesbeek

The Premiere of Brain Expansion in Colour! took place on 16 December 1966 and was the second happening that Panamarenko organised with Hugo Heyrman in the Wide White Space Gallery. The walls were hung with portraits of film stars in oils painted by Heyrman. From the ceiling hung Molly Peters, known for being the Bond girl who appeared naked in Thunderball. The main purpose of this happening was to stimulate the visitors’ senses to the extent that a ‘brain expansion’ occurred. This was to be achieved by means of colourful puddings, by a pig’s bladder several metres long that Panamarenko inflated by machine and then swung around the room, by the screeching of a caged toucan and by lighting a giant cigarette and letting it gradually burn down. In addition, mussel shells containing illuminated bicycle bulbs floated around in a pan of boiling water and Panamarenko read out an article from a popular magazine.

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>Poster of 'De première van de hersenexpansie in kleuren!', 1966

>Opening and installation view of 'De première van de hersenexpansie in kleuren!' in 1966 with 'Molly Peters'.

> Panamarenko, De première van de hersenexpansie in kleuren! [The première of the brain expansion in color!], 1966. Poster, ink, yellow paper, 83 x 60 cm.

> Panamarenko, Dr. Hugo Heyrman, Feltra , 1966. Object, styropor, felt, 180 x 115 x 130 cm.

> Panamarenko, Molly Peters , 1966. Object, styropor, felt, metal , 138 x 134 x 63 cm.