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.

Denkbeeld voor een restruimte (iets voor onderweg), 2009-2013

Installation, stad: 760 x 41 x 80 cm, bouwput: 540 x 270 x 80 cm.

Collection: Courtesy Bart Prinsen.

The maquette Denkbeeld voor een restruimte (iets voor onderweg) ontdaan van werkkracht (2009-2013) was triggered by the disappearance of an apartment block in the social housing estate 'Luchtbal' on the northern outskirts of Antwerp. As a giant model, made entirely from iron wire, this architectural study hangs suspended in space. The empty, now virtual construction allows the probing eye free rein. The visitors' participation is important, as indeed the piece is best explored by walking along it. As if one penetrates a force field, each visitor in his or her personal way bridges the intervals between the objects in this 'staged' space. The maquette extends through more than a single room at El Hotel Eléctrico.

In the artist's own words: “The spaces that arise are partially transparent, open to the imagination; you're plunged into an illusion of reality. The images that come into being influence each other and the space, and this creates an estranging dimension of illusory spaces. (...) With these installations I make sites you can describe as sort of external space of my memory that you can walk through and get a physical sense of space, as it were, one that can be enhanced according to your own blueprints."

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> Bart Prinsen.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: El Hotel Eléctrico – Rooms available . M HKA, Antwerp, 21 February 2014 - 11 May 2014.

> Ensemble: Kamer 5 [Room 5].