M HKA gaat digitaal

Met M HKA Ensembles zetten we onze eerste ├ęchte 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.

Softer Catwalk in Collapsing Rooms, 1999


©image: M HKA

Collection: De Vleeshal Collection, Middelburg (The Netherlands) (Inv. no. VH0284).

The relationship between image and architecture is central to Softer Catwalk in Collapsing Rooms. For this work, for the first time, Mik made use of a transparent screen, that has been incorporated into a curved wall. The projection literally becomes part of the architecture. Conversely, architecture plays a leading role in the video. A building collapses little by little and is transformed into ruins. Among the rubble, people search imperturbably from room to room. They don’t seem to notice their surroundings, nor each other. The figures in Mik’s work are quasi-mechanical and absent. They wander aimlessly without any form of communication. The alienating and surreal worlds Mik directs serve as a mirror for the absurdity of everyday reality, questioning what is considered normal and abnormal human behaviour.

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> Aernout Mik.

Exhibitions & Ensembles

> Exhibition: The collection XX: Jubilee. Who's got the Big Picture?. MuHKA, Antwerpen, 29 June 2007 - 18 November 2007.

> Exhibition: Lenin was a Mushroom - Moving Images in the 1990s. M HKA, Antwerpen, 03 June 2022 - 21 August 2022.

> Ensemble: SBKM - Stichting Beeldende Kunst Middelburg.

> Ensemble: NUCLEUS.

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> Ensemble: Ouvertures.